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Teng Daiyuan

Teng Daiyuan (Chinese: 滕代远; November 2, 1904 – December 1, 1974) was a military leader of the People's Liberation Army, a senior leader of the Communist Party of China, and a politician of the People's Republic of China.

Teng belonged to Miao people and was born in Mayang, Hunan.

After formation of the People's Republic of China, Teng served as the first Minister of Railways. He was persecuted in the Cultural Revolution and died on December 1, 1974, in Beijing, at the age of 70.

Teng was the founder of railway infrastructure and the railway army of the PRC.

Government offices New title Minister of Railways of the People's Republic of China 1949–1965 Succeeded byLü Zhengcao