Thawan Thamrongnawasawat

Rear Admiral
Thawan Thamrongnawasawat
ถวัลย์ ธำรงนาวาสวัสดิ์
8th Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
23 August 1946  8 November 1947
Monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded by Pridi Phanomyong
Succeeded by Khuang Abhaiwongse
Personal details
Born (1901-11-21)21 November 1901
Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, Siam
Died 3 December 1988(1988-12-03) (aged 87)
Phramongkutklao hospital, Phaya Thai (modern Ratchathewi), Bangkok, Thailand
Nationality Thai
  • Chalaem Tharisawat
  • Rabiap Thamrongnawasawat
  • Banchong Thamrongnawasawat
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Thawan Thamrongnawasawat (Thai: ถวัลย์ ธำรงนาวาสวัสดิ์, Chinese: 郑连淡,[1][2] alternative transcription Thawal Thamrong Navaswadhi, short Thamrong), born Thawan Tharisawat (Thai: ถวัลย์ ธารีสวัสดิ์; 21 November 1901 – 3 December 1988), was the 8th Prime Minister of Thailand from 1946-1947. Before becoming a politician, he was a naval officer, holding the rank of rear admiral.

A career naval officer of Chinese ancestry, Thamrong was a leading member of the anti-Japanese Seri Thai resistance movement during World War II. He became Thailand's elected prime minister on 23 August 1946, replacing Khuang Abhaiwongse. However, he was removed from office by a military coup orchestrated by Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsonggram on 8 November 1947. Abhaiwongse then assumed the post of prime minister once more.


  1. [泰国] 洪林, 黎道纲主编 (April 2006). 泰国华侨华人研究. 香港社会科学出版社有限公司. pp. 17, 185. ISBN 962-620-127-4.
  2. (Chinese) 臺北科技大學紅樓資訊站
Political offices
Preceded by
Pridi Phanomyong
Prime Minister of Thailand
Succeeded by
Khuang Abhaiwongse
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