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Tee Tee Luce

Tee Tee Luce
Tee Tee

(1895-07-19)19 July 1895
Died9 September 1982(1982-09-09) (aged 87)
Other namesDaw Tee Tee
Spouse(s)Gordon Luce (1915–1979, his death)
ChildrenJohn Luce
Sandra Luce
RelativesPe Maung Tin (brother)
AwardsRamon Magsaysay Award

Tee Tee Luce was a Burmese philanthropist and wife of Gordon Luce, a Burma scholar. Tee Tee married Luce, a close friend of her brother Pe Maung Tin, also a Burma scholar, on 20 April 1915.[1] She was a founding member of the Children's Aid and Protection Society.[2] On 1 September 1928, Daw Tee Tee founded Home for Waifs and Strays, an orphanage and school for destitute boys on 114 Inya Road in Rangoon, on land owned by businessman U Ba Oh.[3][4][5] The Home eventually served 6,000 boys and secured funding from UNESCO.[5] She won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for public service in 1959. In 1964, soon after Ne Win's coup d'état, she and her husband were forced out of Burma. They settled in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.


  1. ^ "Papers of Gordon Luce: BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE" (PDF). National Library of Australia. August 1999. p. 4. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ "CITATION for Tee Tee Luce and Joaquin Villalonga". Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. Manila, Philippines. 31 August 1959. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  3. ^ Olsen, Kirsten (1994). Chronology of women's history. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 227. ISBN 978-0-313-28803-6.
  4. ^ Luce, John; A. B. Griswold (1980). "In Memoriam: Gordon Hannington Luce, C. B. E., D. Litt". Artibus Asiae. Artibus Asiae Publishers. 42 (1): 114–118. JSTOR 3250010.
  5. ^ a b Carroll, Diana (August 2001). "The Forgotten Philanthropist: Daw Tee Tee Luce (1895-1982)" (PDF). National Library of Australia News. National Library of Australia. XI (11).