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T. V. Soong

Politician

Soong Tse-ven or Soong Tzu-wen (Chinese: 宋子文; pinyin: Sòng Zǐwén; 1894–1971), was a prominent businessman and politician in the early 20th century Republic of China. His father was Charlie Soong and his siblings were the Soong sisters. His Christian name was Paul, but he is generally known in English as T. V. Soong. As brother to the three Soong sisters, Soong's brothers-in-law were Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, and financier H. H. Kung. Born in Shanghai, T. V. Soong received his education at St. John's University in Shanghai before going on to Harvard University. After graduating in 1915 with a degree in Economics, he worked briefly in New York at the International Banking Corporation and took courses at Columbia University. Upon returning to China he worked for several industrial enterprises, and was then recruited by Sun Yat-sen to develop finances for his Canton government. After the success of Chiang Kai-shek's Northern Expedition in 1927, Soong served in a succession of offices in the Kuomintang-controlled government, including governor of the Central Bank of China (1928–1934) and minister of finance (1928–1933). During his tenure as Finance Minister, he  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1894-12-04
Place of birth
Shanghai
Parents
Charlie Soong, Soong Ai-ling, Soong May-ling, Soong Ching-ling
Spouse(s)
Yi Chang
Children
Soong Ai-ling Soong Ching-ling Soong May-ling
Siblings
Soong May-ling
Profession
Politician

Education

Institution From To
Columbia University
Harvard University

Death

Date of death
1971
Place of death
San Francisco

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