List of Prime Ministers of South Korea

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To avoid confusion, all the names on this list follow the Eastern order convention (family name first, given name second) for consistency.

The following is a list of the prime ministers of South Korea from the First Republic to the Sixth Republic. The first column consecutively numbers the individuals who have served as Prime Minister, while the second column consecutively numbers the Prime Ministerial terms or administrations.

List of Prime Ministers of the Republic of Korea (1948–present)[edit]

      Conservative (current: Saenuri Party)       Liberal (current: Democratic Party)       Military       Independent

I# A# Portrait Hangul Hanja Romaja Term of office Days Affiliation President
Prime Ministers of the First Republic
1 1 이범석.JPG 이범석 李範奭 Yi Pom-sok
I Beomseok
31 July
1948
21 April
1950
628 Independent Rhee Syng-Man in 1956.jpg
Rhee Syng-man
Shin sung.jpg 신성모 申性模 Shin Song-mo (acting)
Sin Seongmo
21 April
1950
23 November
1950
216 Independent
2 2 John Myun.jpg 장면 張勉 Chang Myon
Jang Myeon
23 November
1950
24 April
1952
518 Liberal
Heo Jeong.png 허정 許政 Ho Chong (acting)
Heo Jeong
6 November
1951
9 April
1952
155 Liberal
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 이윤영 李允荣 Yi Yun-yong (acting)
I Yunyeong
24 April
1952
6 May
1952
27 Liberal
3 3 Jang Taek.jpg 장택상 張澤相 Chang Taek-sang
Jang Taegsang
6 May
1952
6 October
1952
153 Liberal
Baek Du-jin.jpg 백두진 白斗鎮 Paik Too-chin (acting)
Baek Dujin
9 October
1952
24 April
1953
200 Liberal
4 4 Baek Du-jin.jpg 백두진 白斗鎮 Paik Too-chin
Baek Dujin
24 April
1953
17 June
1954
419 Liberal
5 5 Byeon Yeong-tae.jpg 변영태 卞荣泰 Pyon Yong-tae
Byeon Yeongtae
28 June
1954
28 November
1954
164 Liberal
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 백한성 白漢成 Paek Han-song (acting)
Baek Hanseong
28 November
1954
28 November
1954
0 Liberal
Post abolished (28 November 1954 – 27 April 1960)
Prime Ministers of the Second Republic
Post restored
6 6 Heo Jeong.png 허정 許政 Ho Chong
Heo Jeong
15 June
1960
18 August
1960
64 Democratic Yun Bo-seon.jpg
Yun Bo-seon
(2) 7 John Myun.jpg 장면 張勉 Chang Myon (2nd Term)
Jang Myeon
18 August
1960
18 May
1961
273 Democratic
Post abolished (18 May 1961 – 17 December 1963)
Chief Cabinet Ministers of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction
장도영.jpg 장도영 張都暎 Jang Do-young
Jang Doyeong
21 May
1961
3 July
1961
43 Military Yun Bo-seon.jpg
Yun Bo-seon
Song Yo Chan.jpg 송요찬 宋堯讚 Song Yo-chan
Song Yochan
3 July
1961
16 June
1962
348 Military
Park Chung-hee 1963's.png 박정희 朴正熙 Park Chung-hee
Bak Jeonghui
18 June
1962
10 July
1962
24 Military Park Chung-hee 1963's.png
Park Chung-hee
Kim Hyun-chul, 1961-may-16.jpg 김현철 金顯哲 Kim Hyun-chul
Gim Hyeoncheol
10 July
1962
17 December
1963
525 Independent
Prime Ministers of the Third Republic
Post restored
7 8 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 최두선 崔斗善 Choi Tu-son
Choe Duseon
17 December
1963
10 May
1964
145 Independent Park Chung-hee 1963's.png
Park Chung-hee
8 9 PM Chung.jpg 정일권 丁一权 Chung Il-kwon
Jeong Ilgweon
10 May
1964
20 December
1970
2415 Independent
(4) 10 Baek Du-jin.jpg 백두진 白斗鎮 Paik Too-chin (2nd Term)
Baek Dujin
20 December
1970
4 June
1971
166 Democratic Republican
9 11 Kim Jong-pil 1999.png 김종필 金鍾泌 Kim Jong-pil
Gim Jongpil
4 June
1971
19 December
1975
1659 Democratic Republican
Prime Ministers of the Fourth Republic
Choi Kyu Hah.png 최규하 崔圭夏 Choi Kyu-hah (acting)
Choe Gyuha
19 December
1975
13 March
1976
85 Democratic Republican Park Chung-hee 1963's.png
Park Chung-hee
10 12 Choi Kyu Hah.png 최규하 崔圭夏 Choi Kyu-hah
Choe Gyuha
13 March
1976
6 December
1979
1363 Democratic Republican
11 13 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 신현확 申铉确 Shin Hyun-hwak
Sin Hyeonhwak
12 December
1979
22 May
1980
168 Democratic Republican Choi Kyu Hah.png
Choi Kyu-hah
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 박충훈 朴忠勋 Pak Choong-hoon (acting)
Bak Chunghun
22 May
1980
2 September
1980
103 Military Chun Doo-hwan.png
Chun Doo-hwan
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 남덕우 南德祐 Nam Duck-woo (acting)
Nam Deogu
2 September
1980
22 September
1980
20 Democratic Justice
12 14 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 남덕우 南德祐 Nam Duck-woo
Nam Deogu
22 September
1980
4 January
1982
469 Democratic Justice
Prime Ministers of the Fifth Republic
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 유창순 劉彰順 Yoo Chang-soon (acting)
Yu Changsun
4 January
1982
23 January
1982
19 Democratic Justice Chun Doo-hwan.png
Chun Doo-hwan
13 15 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 유창순 劉彰順 Yoo Chang-soon
Yu Changsun
23 January
1982
24 June
1982
152 Democratic Justice
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 김상협 金相浹 Kim Sang-hyup (acting)
Gim Sanghyeob
25 January
1982
20 September
1982
88 Democratic Justice
14 16 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 김상협 金相浹 Kim Sang-hyup
Gim Sanghyeob
21 September
1982
14 October
1983
389 Democratic Justice
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 진의종 陳懿鍾 Chin Iee-chong (acting)
Jin Uijong
15 October
1983
17 October
1983
3 Democratic Justice
15 17 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 진의종 陳懿鍾 Chin Iee-chong
Jin Uijong
17 October
1983
11 November
1984
397 Democratic Justice
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 신병현 申秉鉉 Shin Byung-hyun (acting)
Sin Byeonghyeon
11 November
1984
18 February
1985
93 Democratic Justice
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 노신영 盧信永 Lho Shin-yong (acting)
No Sinyeong
18 February
1985
16 May
1985
87 Democratic Justice
16 18 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 노신영 盧信永 Lho Shin-yong
No Sinyeong
16 May
1985
26 May
1987
740 Democratic Justice
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 이한기 李漢基 Lee Han-key (acting)
I Hangi
26 May
1987
14 July
1987
49 Democratic Justice
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 김정렬 金貞烈 Kim Chung-yul (acting)
Gim Jeongryeol
14 July
1987
7 August
1987
24 Independent
17 19 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 김정렬 金貞烈 Kim Chung-yul
Gim Jeongryeol
7 August
1987
25 February
1988
202 Independent
Prime Ministers of the Sixth Republic
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 이현재 李賢宰 Lee Hyun-jae (acting)
I Hyeonjae
25 February
1988
2 March
1988
6 Independent Roh Tae-woo - cropped, 1989-Mar-13.jpg
Roh Tae-woo
18 20 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 이현재 李賢宰 Lee Hyun-jae
I Hyeonjae
2 March
1988
5 December
1988
278 Independent
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 강영훈 姜英勛 Kang Young-hoon
Gang Yeonghun
5 December
1988
16 December
1988
11 Democratic Justice
19 21 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 강영훈 姜英勛 Kang Young-hoon
Gang Yeonghun
16 December
1988
27 December
1990
741 Democratic Justice (1988-1990)
Democratic Liberal (1990)
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 노재봉 盧在鳳 Ro Jai-bong (acting)
No Jaebong
27 December
1990
22 January
1991
26 Democratic Liberal
20 22 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 노재봉 盧在鳳 Ro Jai-bong
No Jaebong
22 January
1991
24 May
1991
122 Democratic Liberal
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 정원식 鄭元植 Chung Won-shik (acting)
Jeong Weonsik
24 May
1991
7 July
1991
44 Independent
21 23 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 정원식 鄭元植 Chung Won-shik
Jeong Weonsik
8 July
1991
8 October
1992
459 Independent
22 24 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 현승종 玄勝鍾 Hyun Soong-jong
Hyeon Seungjong
8 October
1992
25 February
1993
140 Independent
23 25 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 황인성 黃寅性 Hwang In-sung
Hwang Inseong
25 February
1993
17 December
1993
295 Democratic Liberal Kim Young Sam 1996.png
Kim Young-sam
24 26 Lee Hoi-chang (2010).jpg 이회창 李會昌 Lee Hoi-chang
I Hoechang
17 December
1993
22 April
1994
126 Democratic Liberal
25 27 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 이영덕 李榮徳 Lee Yung-dug
I Yeongdeog
29 April
1994
17 December
1994
239 Democratic Liberal
26 28 Lee Hong Koo.png 이홍구 李洪九 Lee Hong-koo
I Honggu
17 December
1994
18 December
1995
366 Democratic Liberal
27 29 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 이수성 李壽成 Lee Soo-sung
I Suseong
18 December
1995
4 March
1997
442 New Korea
28 30 Go Kun Chenny-Cropped.jpg 고건 高建 Goh Kun
Go Geon
4 March
1997
3 March
1998
364 Independent
Kim Jong-pil 1999.png 김종필 金鍾泌 Kim Jong-pil (acting)
Gim Jongpil
3 March
1998
17 August
1998
167 United Liberal Democrats Kim Dae-jung (Cropped).png
Kim Dae-jung
(9) 31 Kim Jong-pil 1999.png 김종필 金鍾泌 Kim Jong-pil (2nd Term)
Gim Jongpil
17 August
1998
13 January
2000
514 United Liberal Democrats
29 32 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 박태준 朴泰俊 Park Tae-joon
Bak Taejun
13 January
2000
19 May
2000
127 United Liberal Democrats
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 이한동 李漢東 Lee Han-dong (acting)
I Handong
22 May
2000
29 June
2000
38 United Liberal Democrats
30 33 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 이한동 李漢東 Lee Han-dong
I Handong
29 June
2000
11 July
2002
742 United Liberal Democrats
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 장상 張裳 Chang Sang (acting)
Jang Sang
11 July
2002
31 July
2002
20 Independent
Dae-Whan CHANG7.jpg 장대환 張大煥 Chang Dae-whan (acting)
Jang Daehwan
9 August
2002
10 September
2002
32 Independent
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 김석수 金碩洙 Kim Suk-soo (acting)
Gim Seogsu
10 September
2002
5 October
2002
25 Independent
31 34 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 김석수 金碩洙 Kim Suk-soo
Gim Seogsu
5 October
2002
26 February
2003
144 Independent
(28) 35 Go Kun Chenny-Cropped.jpg 고건 高建 Goh Kun (2nd Term)
Go Geon
26 February
2003
25 May
2004
423 Democratic Party Roh Moo-hyun 3.jpg
Roh Moo-hyun
32 36 Lee hae-chan.jpg 이해찬 李海瓚 Lee Hae-chan
I Haechan
30 June
2004
14 March
2006
622 Open Uri [Our Open]
33 37 Han Myeong Sook 2006.png 한명숙 韓明淑 Han Myeong-sook
Han Myeongsug
20 April
2006
7 March
2007
322 Open Uri [Our Open]
34 38 Han Duck-soo.jpg 한덕수 韓德洙 Han Duck-soo
Han Deogsu
2 April
2007
29 February
2008
333 Independent
35 39 Han Seung-Soo - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2009.jpg 한승수 韓昇洙 Han Seung-soo
Han Seungsu
29 February
2008
28 September
2009
577 Grand National Sebastián Piñera - Lee Myung-bak (cropped).jpg
Lee Myung-bak
36 40 ChungUnChan(060515)Cropped.jpg 정운찬 鄭雲燦 Chung Un-chan
Jeong Unchan
28 September
2009
11 August
2010
317 Grand National
37 41 Kim Hwang Sik-1-1.jpg 김황식 金滉植 Kim Hwang-sik
Gim Hwangsik
1 October
2010
26 February
2013
879 Grand National (2010-2012)
Saenuri [New Frontier] (2012)
38 42 Chung Hong-won small.jpg 정홍원 鄭烘原 Jung Hong-won
Jeong Hongwon
26 February
2013
Incumbent 417 Saenuri [New Frontier] Park Geun-hye.jpg
Park Geun-hye

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