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George Thura-Raja-Singam James

George Thura-Raja-Singam James, museum curator. Recipient commendation for service to Allied cause World World War II, 1947; British Council scholar for study in United Kingdom, 1948-1949; Carnegie travel award for tour United States museum, 1949; recipient Italian Academy award, 1984. Served with local defense forces, 1939-1945.; Fellow Royal Society Health (life), Museum Association (life), Royal Society Arts (life) Anglican Welfare Council.

Background

  • James, George Thura-Raja-Singam was born on April 3, 1912 in Kendong, Negri Sembilan, West Malaysia. Son of Visuvanathar Sathalingam and Hannah Ponnammah (Christian) James.

  • Education

    • Royal Society of Health certified for Public Health Inspectors in Malaysia, 1936. Diploma for curators Museum Association, London, 1949. Intern certified Cleveland Museum, 1949.

    Career

    • Assistant supervisor Rural Health, Singapore, 1936. Assistant, Public Health Museum, Medical College, Singapore, 1937-1942. Assistant, Public Health Museum, Medical Faculty, Singapore, 1945-1954.

      Senior public health inspector, training and health education Ministry of Health, Singapore, 1955-1967, retired, 1967. Honorary curator National University Social Medicine and Public Health Museum, Singapore, since 1967. Admiralty health inspector, Nicobar, 1941.

    Works

    • Author: The Design for a National Museum of Health, 1979.

    Membership

    Served with local defense forces, 1939-1945. Fellow Royal Society Health (life), Museum Association (life), Royal Society Arts (life) Anglican Welfare Council.

    Connections

    • Married Manonmani May Vadivelu, September 3, 1955. Children– Perinpanayagam, Inparani, Inparajah.
    • father: Visuvanathar Sathalingam James
    • mother: Hannah Ponnammah (Christian) James
    • spouse: Manonmani May Vadivelu
    • children: Perinpanayagam James
    • Inparani James
    • Inparajah James
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    Born April 3, 1912
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