|Prime Minister of Thailand|
23 August 1946 - 8 November 1947
|Minister of Justice|
11 June 1946 - 23 August 1946
|Pridi Banomyong |
|Minister of Interior|
February 1935 - December 1938
|Born||21 November 1901|
Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, Siam
|Died||3 December 1988 (aged 87)|
|Political party||Khana Ratsadon|
|Free Thai Movement |
|Branch/service||Royal Thai Navy|
Royal Thai Armed Forces
|Rank|| Major General|
Thawan Thamrongnawasawat (also spelt Thawal Thamrongnavaswadhi or Thawal Thamrongnavasawat; Thai: , IPA: [t?à.w?n t?am.ro?.na:.wa:.sà.wàt]; Chinese: ; pinyin: ), born Thawan Tharisawat (Thai: , IPA: [t?à.w?n t?a:.ri:.sà.wàt]; 21 November 1901 - 3 December 1988), was the eighth 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 Free Thai Movement resistance movement during World War II. He became Thailand's elected prime minister on 23 August 1946, replacing Pridi Banomyong. However, he was removed from office by a military coup orchestrated by Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram on 8 November 1947. Khuang Aphaiwong then assumed the post of prime minister.
After King Rama VII abdicate the throne he was appointed by the government to be the leader of the faculty traveled to invite Prince Ananda Mahidol which has live in Switzerland with his mother and two siblings to ascended the throne as King Rama VIII of the Chakri dynasty.
However, due to political fluctuations, The coup eventually occurred by a group of soldiers led by Phin Choonhavan on November 8, 1947, resulting in him having to leave the country to stay in Hong Kong for a period and then returned to Thailand and was appointed a member of the Constitution Drafting Assembly. After that, living quietly afterward.
Thawan Thamrongnawasawat died on December 3, 1988 at Phramongkutklao Hospital, aged 87 years, being the first and only naval officer to date who has served as prime minister.
Thawan has received the following royal decorations in the Honours System of Thailand:
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