Zhang Shou, male, Han nationality, is a native of Changshu, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1930 and joined the CPC in 1949. Zhang graduated from the Shipbuilding Department of Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1952.
Zhang remained at Shanghai Jiaotong University after his graduation. He became the deputy head of the engineering physics department and director of the shipbuilding department at the university – holding both positions from 1953 to 1967. Zhang later served as first Vice-President and first deputy party secretary at the university from 1977 to 1982.
In the mid 1980s, Zhang left the university to work for the government. He became the director of the State Information Center and was also vice-minister of the State Planning Commission. Zhang again shifted his career in 1989 when he became the general manager of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation – remaining there until 1992.
In 1992, he returned to the government to assume the deputy director position with the economic and trade office of the State Council.
Zhang is the author of "Ship Statics and Metrological Economics" as well as the editor of an English-Chinese dictionary of shipbuilding industry.