|8th Prime Minister of Thailand|
23 August 1946 – 8 November 1947
|Preceded by||Pridi Phanomyong|
|Succeeded by||Khuang Aphaiwong|
21 November 1901|
Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, Siam
|Died||3 December 1988
|Service/branch||Royal Thai Navy|
Thawan Thamrongnawasawat (Thai: ถวัลย์ ธำรงนาวาสวัสดิ์, Chinese: 郑连淡, alternative transcription Thawal Thamrong Navaswadhi, or "Thawal Thamrongnavasawat", short Thamrong), born Thawan Tharisawat (Thai: ถวัลย์ ธารีสวัสดิ์; 21 November 1901 – 3 December 1988), was the eighth Prime Minister of Thailand from 1946-1947. Before becoming a politician, he was a naval officer, holding the rank of rear admiral.
A career naval officer of Chinese ancestry, Thamrong was a leading member of the anti-Japanese Free Thai Movement resistance movement during World War II. He became Thailand's elected prime minister on 23 August 1946, replacing Khuang Abhaiwongse. However, he was removed from office by a military coup orchestrated by Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram on 8 November 1947. Abhaiwongse then assumed the post of prime minister.
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