Lim Koon Teck was born in Malayan, Singapore back in 1904 to Lim and Tan. He was educated at St. Andrews School. He continued he education at the Junior Cambridge in 1930 and Senior Cambridge in 1922. After graduation he taught at St. Andrews School. Later he would become the first Old Boy’s representative on the Board of Governors of St. Andrew’s School, Singapore.
He wanted to study architecture; but that was a six-year course so he decided to take up law instead. In 1924, he left for London, England where he studied at the University College, London. He graduated with honors, was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 1927. He was called to the Singapore Bar appointed as deputy registrar of the Supreme Court in 1928. He also took on the added appointment of Sheriff in 1935. He died in 1984, he was 83.
What you may not know about Lim is that he was the first Asian in the Straits Settlements to be appointed to the Colonial Legal Service.
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