Party General Secretary


Date of birth: April 24, 1906

Date of death: August 28, 1941

Native place: Cam Hung commune, Cam Xuyen district, Ha Tinh province

- Party General Secretary from July 1936 to March 1938

Working history

- 1926: Joining Hoi Phuc Viet (Vietnam Restoration Association, later renamed Tan Viet Revolutionary Party)

- 1927: Teaching at An Nam school, or Nguyen Xich Hong school, in Sai Gon

- December 1928: Travelling to Guangzhou, China to discuss merger with the Hoi Viet Nam Cach Mang Thanh Nien (Vietnam Revolutionary Youth League)

- July 19, 1929: Travelling to the Soviet Union to pursue study at the Communist International’s Communist University of the Toilers of the East under the alias of Sinitchkin

- Late 1929: Admitted to the Bolshevik Party

- 1932: Graduating from the Communist University of the Toilers of the East and returning to Vietnam. On the way to Vietnam, he was arrested by French colonialists and deported to Belgium. Later he came back to China.

- 1934: Joining the Overseas Command of the Party. He chaired the first National Party Congress in Macau from March 27-31, 1935.

- March 1935: Elected Secretary of the Overseas Command of the Communist Party of Indochina.

- July 1936: The Party’s Overseas Command convened a meeting and assigned Tap to return to Vietnam to re-establish the Party Central Committee and elected him Party General Secretary.

- From September 3-5, 1937: The Party Central Committee convened a meeting in Ba Diem, Gia Dinh. Tap delivered a report reviewing the Party’s leadership from the first National Congress to 1937.

- March 1938: Resigning as Party General Secretary, but still a member of the Standing Board of Party Central Committee and member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat.

- May 1938: Arrested in Sai Gon and put under house arrest

- October 25, 1940: Sentenced to five years in prison by the enemy

- March 25, 1941: His sentence was changed to death penalty for his “spiritual responsibility for the Nam Ky Uprising”

- August 28, 1941: Tap and some other comrades were executed by French colonialists in Ba Diem, Hoc Mon, Gia Dinh.