Thawan Thamrongnawasawat

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Thawan Thamrongnawasawat
ถวัลย์ ธำรงนาวาสวัสดิ์
Thawal Thamrong Navaswadhi.jpg
8th Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
23 August 1946 – 8 November 1947
MonarchBhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded byPridi Banomyong
Succeeded byKhuang Aphaiwong
Minister of Justice
In office
11 June 1946 – 23 August 1946
Prime MinisterPridi Banomyong
Preceded byLuang Chamnarnnitikaset
Succeeded bySeni Pramoj
Minister of Interior
In office
February 1935 – December 1938
Prime MinisterPhraya Phahonphonphayuhasena
Preceded byPridi Banomyong
Succeeded byPlaek Phibunsongkhram
Personal details
Born(1901-11-21)21 November 1901
Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, Siam
Died3 December 1988(1988-12-03) (aged 87)
Bangkok, Thailand
Political partyKhana Ratsadon
Other political
Free Thai Movement
Constitutional Front
  • Chalaem Tharisawat
  • Rabiap Thamrongnawasawat
  • Banchong Thamrongnawasawat
Military service
Branch/serviceRoyal Thai Navy
Royal Thai Armed Forces
RankRTA OF-7 (Major General).svg Major General
RTN OF-7 (Rear Admiral).svg Rear Admiral[1]
RTAF OF-5 (Group Captain).svg Group Captain[2]

Thawan Thamrongnawasawat (also spelt Thawal Thamrongnavaswadhi or Thawal Thamrongnavasawat; Thai: ถวัลย์ ธำรงนาวาสวัสดิ์, IPA: [tʰà.wǎn tʰam.roŋ.naː.waː.sà.wàt]; Chinese: 郑连淡; pinyin: Zhèng Liándàn[3][4]), born Thawan Tharisawat (Thai: ถวัลย์ ธารีสวัสดิ์, IPA: [tʰà.wǎn tʰaː.riː.sà.wàt]; 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.

Academic rank[edit]

Thawan Thamrongnavasawat on parliamentary speech.


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  3. ^ [泰国] 洪林, 黎道纲主编 (April 2006). 泰国华侨华人研究. 香港社会科学出版社有限公司. pp. 17, 185. ISBN 962-620-127-4.
  4. ^ (in Chinese) 臺北科技大學紅樓資訊站 Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
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Political offices
Preceded by
Pridi Phanomyong
Prime Minister of Thailand
Succeeded by
Khuang Abhaiwongse