Soong, T. V. (Tzu-wen), 1894-1971

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Chinese statesman and banker; minister of finance, 1925-1933; personal representative of Chiang Kai-shek to Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1940-1942; minister of foreign affairs, 1942-1945.

From the description of T. V. Soong papers, 1916-2005. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510931

Biographical Note

  • 1894, December 4: born, Shanghai, China
  • 1915: B.A., Harvard University T.V. Soong also received two honorary doctorates, from Columbia University and Yale University.
  • 1915 - 1917 : Graduate studies, Columbia University, New York
  • 1917 - 1923 : Secretary, Han-yeh-p'ing iron and coal complex, China (Hanyang steel mill, Tayeh iron mines, P'inghsiang coal mines). Also involved in trade and banking circles, Shanghai
  • 1923: Manager, Salt Administration in Kwangtung and Kwangsi provinces
  • 1924: Manager, Central Bank, Canton Member, Committee for Food Control
  • 1925: Minister of Finance, National Government, Canton
  • 1926: Member, Central Executive Committee Minister of Commerce Member, National Government (State) Council
  • 1927: Minister of Finance, Wuhan Government Member, Standing Committee, Government Council Member, Military Council Member, Kuomintang Political Council
  • 1928: Minister of Finance, Nanking government Governor, Central Bank of China, Shanghai
  • 1932 - 1933 : Acting President, Executive Yuan, Nanking
  • 1933: Head of Chinese Delegation to the World Economic Conference, London Resigned government posts, except for National Economic Council
  • 1934: Founder, China Development Finance Corporation
  • 1938: Acting Chairman, National Aeronautical Affairs Commission
  • 1940 - 1942 : Personal representative of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Washington, D.C.
  • 1942 - 1945 : Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1944: Acting President, Executive Yuan
  • 1945: Head of Chinese Delegation, United Nations Conference, San Francisco Elected as one of four chairman of United Nations Conference
  • 1945 - 1947 : President, Executive Yuan
  • 1947 - 1949 : Governor, Kwangtung Province
  • 1949 - 1950 : President, Bank of China, Taiwan
  • 1971: died, San Francisco, Interred, New York

From the guide to the T. V. (Tzu-wen) Soong papers, 1920-1960, (Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Koo, V. K. Wellington, 1888-1985. Papers, [ca. 1906]-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn James M. McHugh papers, 1930-1965. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn John McDonald photograph collection, undated Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn McHugh, J. M. (James Marshall), 1899-. James M. McHugh papers, 1930-1965. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Soong, T. V. (Tzu-wen), 1894-1971. T. V. Soong papers, 1916-2005. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Hsia, Pinfang, 1902-1970. Papers, 1930-1951 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf T. V. (Tzu-wen) Soong papers, 1920-1960 Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
referencedIn Lone Liang photographs, 1932 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Roper, Daniel C. (Daniel Calhoun), 1867-1943. Papers, 1860-1985 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Yarnell, Harry E. (Harry Ervin), 1875-1959. Harry E. Yarnell papers, 1909-1958 (bulk 1939-1945). Library of Congress
referencedIn Harry E. Yarnell Papers, 1909-1958, (bulk 1939-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn McDonald, John,. John McDonald photograph collection, n.d. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Liang, Lone, 1894-1967. Lone Liang photographs, ca. 1932. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975. person
associatedWith Hsia, Pinfang, 1902-1970. person
associatedWith J. M.(James Marshall) McHugh 1899- person
associatedWith Koo, V. K. Wellington, 1888-1985. person
associatedWith Liang, Lone, 1894-1967. person
associatedWith McDonald, John, person
associatedWith McDonald, John, collector. person
associatedWith McHugh, J. M. (James Marshall), 1899- person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Roper, Daniel C. (Daniel Calhoun), 1867-1943 person
correspondedWith Yarnell, Harry E. (Harry Ervin), 1875-1959. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Reconstruction (1939-1951)
Reconstruction (1939-1951)
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945


Birth 1894-12-04

Death 1971-04-26





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