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Francis Tiang-Siew Seow

Francis Tiang-Siew Seow, Singaporean, American lawyer. Member Law Society Singapore (council president 1985-1986), Foreign Corrs. Club Thailand, Selangor Turf Club (Malaysia), Royal Bangkok Sports Club (Thailand), Chaine de Rotisseurs, Commnaderie de Bordeaux, Asian-American Civic Association (board directors since 1992), Ford Hall Forum (board directors since 1995).

Background

  • Seow, Francis Tiang-Siew was born on October 11, 1928 in Singapore. Came to the United States, 1988. Son of Chin Guan and Siew Peck (Pang) Seow.

  • Education

    • Diploma, The Honorary Society of Middle Temple, London, 1955.

    Career

    • From deputy public prosecutor to solicitor general Singapore Legal Service, 1956-1971. Private practice, 1970-1988. Fellow Yale University Law School, New Haven, 1989-1990, Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1990.

      Lecturer Yale University, 1990. Judge advocate-general Singapore Armed Forces, 1966-1971. Lecturer, tutor University Singapore, since 1967.

      Teacher English and English literature St. Anthony's Boys Secondary School, Singapore, 1949-1950. Delegate to United Nations seminar, Canberra, Australia, 1963. United Nations convention delegate, Vienna, 1969.

    Works

    • The Media Enthralled: Singapore Revisited
    • Once a proud and independent institution, the Singapore press was brought to its knees by threats, arbitrary arrests and detentions, general harassment and litigation during Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's administration.
    • Author: To Catch a Tartar: A Dissident in Lee Kuan Yew's Prison, 1994, The Media Enthralled: Singapore Revisited, 1997.

    Membership

    Member Law Society Singapore (council president 1985-1986), Foreign Corrs. Club Thailand, Selangor Turf Club (Malaysia), Royal Bangkok Sports Club (Thailand), Chaine de Rotisseurs, Commnaderie de Bordeaux, Asian-American Civic Association (board directors since 1992), Ford Hall Forum (board directors since 1995).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, writing, equestrian sports and activities.

    Connections

    • Married Rauni Marjatta Kivilaakso, November 28, 1953 (deceased). Children: Ashleigh Paul Chuan-hock Kivilaakso, Ingrid Annalisa Kivilaakso, Andre Francis Chuan-beng Mah, Amara Promna.
    • father: Chin Guan Seow
    • mother: Siew Peck (Pang) Seow
    • spouse: Rauni Marjatta Kivilaakso
    • children: Ashleigh Paul Chuan-hock Kivilaakso Seow
    • Ingrid Annalisa Kivilaakso Seow
    • Andre Francis Chuan-beng Mah Seow
    • Amara Promna Seow
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    Born October 11, 1928
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