Chuan Leekpai
(ชวน หลีกภัย)

Chuan Leekpai<br>(ชวน หลีกภัย)

Two-time Prime Minister of Thailand (the 20th and 23rd), House Speaker

Place of Birth: Trang

Date of Birth: Thu Jul 28, 1938

Family Background:

Born to Mr. Niyom and Mrs. Tuan Leekpai, a half-Chinese family.


  • Secondary: Wat Amarintraram, Bangkok
  • Bachelor in Laws, Thammasat University, Bangkok


  • 1969: Elected Member of the Parliament, his first term
  • 1975: Minister of Justice
  • 1976: Minister attached to Office of the Prime Minister
  • 1981: Minister of Commerce
  • 1982: Minister of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives
  • 1988: Minister of Public Health</li><li>1989: Deputy Prime Minister
  • 1991: Democrat Party Leader
  • 1992-95: Prime Minister (first term)
  • 1997-2001: Prime Minister (second term)
  • 2019 Speaker of the House of Representatives

Marital Status:

A son, Surabot Leekpai, with Pakdiporn Sujaritkul, his common-law wife