Zhang Zhen, born October 5, 1914 and died on September 3, 2015.
He was a general of the People’s Liberation Army of China, and a former member of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China.
Zhang was born in Pingjiang County, Hunan Province. His original name was Zhang Jiansheng, also named as Zhang Zushou.
He joined the Chinese Communist Youth League in April 1930, and joined the Communist Party of China in July of the same year.
From 1957 to 1966 Zhang was the vice president, and later president of PLA Nanjing Military Academy.
From 1975 to 1980 he was the vice director, and later director of the PLA General Logistics Department, and a member of the CPC Central Military Commission.
From 1980 to 1985 he was the vice chief of staff in PLA General Staff Department.
From 1985–1990 he served as the president of National Defence University.
In 1990 Zhang became the president, political commissar and CPC chief of National Defense University.
He was an alternate member of the 11th CPC central committee, and a full member of the 12th CPC central committee.
Chinese general Zhang Zhen died on September 3, 2015 at age 100.