Su Nan-cheng

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Su Nan-cheng
蘇南成
Mayor of Kaohsiung
In office
1985–1990
Preceded by Hsu Shui-te
Succeeded by Wu Den-yih
Mayor of Tainan
In office
1 February 1977 – 1 February 1985
Preceded by Chang Li-tang
Succeeded by Lin Wen-hsiung
Personal details
Born (1936-01-14)14 January 1936
Tainan, Taiwan, Empire of Japan
Died 2 September 2014(2014-09-02) (aged 78)
Tainan, Taiwan
Nationality Republic of China
Political party Kuomintang
(1968 – 1972; 1976 – 1999)
Alma mater Taiwan Provincial Cheng Kung University
Occupation Politician
Profession Accountant
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Su.

Su Nan-cheng (Chinese: 蘇南成; pinyin: Sū Nánchéng. 14 January 1936 – 2 September 2014) was a Taiwanese politician and Senior Advisor to ROC President Chen Shui-bian.[1] He was a mayor of Tainan, serving from 1977 to 1985, and an appointed mayor of Kaohsiung, serving from 1985 to 1990. He was the speaker of the ROC National Assembly in 1999. Su was in the Kuomintang and was part of the faction that supported the Taiwanese localization movement. He was expelled from the KMT twice: first in 1972 for violating a party resolution and running for Tainan City Mayor as an independent; second in 1999 for forwarding a term-extension amendment in the National Assembly against party orders.[2] In 2003, Su openly supported DPP candidate Chen Shui-bian in the 2004 presidential election.[3]

Tainan mayoralty[edit]

Su was elected the mayor of Tainan in 1976 as an independent candidate. In 1981, he was nominated by the Kuomintang to run again and was re-elected. He served from 1977 to 1985, until he was appointed the mayor of Kaohsiung. During his term as Tainan mayor, he was recognized by the Ramon Magsaysay Award.[4] He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Tainan in 2001 as an independent candidate, and was elected a city council member instead.[5]

He died of heart failure in 2014.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 蘇南成病逝 疑心衰竭 (in Chinese). Central News Agency. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Chen, Lauren "KMT confirms former Assembly Speaker must go", Taipei Times, October 31, 1999.
  3. ^ "大選/前後任三縣長挺扁 蘇南成:支持扁延續本土政權", ETtoday, December 14, 2003.
  4. ^ The Ramon Magsaysay Awardees by Year – 1980's, Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation.
  5. ^ Huang, Sandy "Su Nan-cheng stages political comeback", Taipei Times, January 27, 2002.

References[edit]

  • 重修台灣省通志 Ed. Liu Ning-yen. Taipei City: Taiwan Province Document Council (台灣省文獻委員會), 1994
Government offices
Preceded by
Chang Li-tang
Mayor of Tainan
1977–1985
Succeeded by
Lin Wen-hsiung
Preceded by
Hsu Shuei-de
Mayor of Kaohsiung
1985–1990
Succeeded by
Wu Den-yih