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Taiwanese official

Shui-Bian Chen, Chinese Taiwanese official. Achievements include passing bar exam and practicing as Taiwan's youngest lawyer before graduation.

Background

Chen, Shui-Bian was born on February 18, 1951 in Guantian Township, Tainan County, Taiwan.

Education

Student Business Administration, National Taiwan University. Law degree, National Taiwan University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Kyungnam University.

D Political Science (honorary), Yong-In University. D Economic (honorary), Plekhanov Russian Academy Economic. Doctor (honorary), National Autonomous University Honduras.

Doctor (honorary), National Asuncion University Paraguay.

Career

Maritime lawyer, 1975—1979. Member Taipei City Council, 1981—1985. Sent to prison for libel, 1986—1987.

Joined Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), 1987. Legislation assistant to Wu Shu-jen, 1987—1989. Member Legislation Yuan, 1989.

Executive director DPP caucus, 1989. Mayor Taipei City, 1994—1998. President Taiwan, 2000—2008.

Signed amnesty decree for prisoners of conscience, 2000. Approved founding of preparatory office of National Human Rights Museum, 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include passing bar exam and practicing as Taiwan's youngest lawyer before graduation.

Connections

Married Wu Shu-jen, 1975. 2 children.

spouse:
Wu Shu-jen