Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea

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Chairman and Vice Chairman of the
Workers' Party of Korea
조선로동당 총비서
WPK Chairman emblem.svg
Emblem of the WPK Chairman
WPK symbol.svg
Emblem of the Workers' Party of Korea
Workers' Party of Korea
TypeDeputy leader
ResidenceForbidden City
SeatPyongyang
NominatorCentral Committee
AppointerCentral Committee
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrumentWPK Rulebook
Inaugural holderPak Hon-yong
Formation28 August 1946

The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) were offices that existed within the WPK between 1949–66 and 2016–21. The office of "Chairman of the Central Committee" existed between 1949–66 and the office of "Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea" existed in 2016–21. The deputy to the Chairman, the officeholder of Vice Chairman of the Central Committee existed in 1949–66 and 2016–21. This list also includes the chairmen and vice chairmen of the direct predecessors of the WPK.

Title history[edit]

Title Established Abolished Established by
Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of North Korea 10 April 1946 30 August 1946 5th Enlarged Plenary Session of the North Korean Branch Bureau's Executive Committee
Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of North Korea 30 August 1946 24 June 1949 1st Congress of the Workers' Party of North Korea
Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of South Korea 24 November 1946 24 June 1949 1st Congress of the Workers' Party of South Korea
Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea 24 June 1949 12 October 1966 1st Joint Plenary Session of the 2nd Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea
9 May 2016 10 January 2021 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea
References:
[1]

Chairmen[edit]

Title Officeholder Hangul Birth Death Took office Left office Duration
Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Korea Pak Hon-yong 박헌영 1900 1955 14 September 1945 10 April 1946 208 days
Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of South Korea Pak Hon-yong 박헌영 1900 1955 10 April 1946 24 November 1946 228 days
Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of North Korea Kim Tu-bong 김두봉 1889 1958 24 November 1946 24 June 1949 2 years and 212 days
Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of South Korea Ho Hon 허헌 1885 1951 24 November 1946 24 June 1949 2 years and 212 days
Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Il-sung 김일성 1912 1994 24 June 1949 12 October 1966 17 years and 110 days
Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Jong-un 김정은< 1983 Alive 9 May 2016 10 January 2021 4 years and 246 days
References:
[2][3][4][5]

Vice chairmen[edit]

Name Hangul Birth Death Took office Left office Duration Rank
An Jong-su 안정수 1951 Alive 7 October 2017 31 December 2019 2 years and 85 days
Choe Hwi 최휘 1954 Alive 7 October 2017 10 January 2021 3 years and 95 days
Choe Ryong-hae 최룡해 1950 Alive 9 May 2016 10 January 2021 4 years and 246 days
Choe Thae-bok 최태복 1930 Alive 9 May 2016 7 October 2017 1 year and 151 days
Choe Yong-gon 최용건 1900 1976 29 April 1956 12 October 1966 10 years and 166 days 1
Chong Il-yong 종일용 ? ? 29 April 1956 18 September 1961 5 years and 142 days 4
Chu Yong-ha 주영하 1908 1956 30 August 1946 30 March 1948 1 year and 213 days
Ho Ka-i 허가이 1908 1953 30 March 1948 24 June 1949 1 year and 86 days
24 June 1949 2 July 1953 4 years and 8 days 2
Kim Chang-man 김창만 ? ? 29 April 1956 12 October 1966 10 years and 166 days 5
Kim Hyong-jun 김형준 1949 Alive 31 December 2019 10 January 2021 1 year and 10 days
Kim Il 김일 1910 1984 6 August 1953 23 March 1954 229 days 3
18 September 1961 12 October 1966 5 years and 24 days 2
Kim Il-sung 김일성 1912 1994 30 August 1946 24 June 1949 2 years and 298 days
Kim Jae-ryong 김재룡 1959 Alive 13 August 2020 10 January 2021 150 days
Kim Ki-nam 김기남 1934 Alive 9 May 2016 7 October 2017 1 year and 151 days
Kim Phyong-hae 김평해 1941 Alive 9 May 2016 31 December 2019 3 years and 236 days
Kim Tok-hun 김덕훈 1961 Alive 31 December 2019 10 January 2021 1 year and 10 days
Kim Yong-chol 김영철 1946 Alive 9 May 2016 10 January 2021 4 years and 246 days
Kwak Pom-gi 곽범기 1939 Alive 9 May 2016 7 October 2017 1 year and 151 days
O Su-yong 오수용 1944 Alive 9 May 2016 10 January 2021 4 years and 246 days
Pak Chang-ok 박창옥 1911 1958 6 August 1953 23 March 1954 229 days 2
Pak Chong-ae 박정애 1907 1986 6 August 1953 18 September 1961 8 years and 43 days 1
Pak Hon-yong 박헌영 1900 1955 24 November 1946 24 June 1949 2 years and 212 days
24 June 1949 6 August 1953 4 years and 43 days 1
Pak Kum-chol 박금철 1911 1967 23 March 1954 12 October 1966 12 years and 203 days 3
Pak Kwang-ho 박광호 1949 Alive 7 October 2017 31 December 2019 2 years and 85 days
Pak Pong-ju 박봉주 1939 Alive 10 April 2019 10 January 2021 1 year and 275 days
Pak Thae-dok 박태덕 1955 Alive 7 October 2017 28 February 2020 2 years and 144 days
13 August 2020 10 January 2021 150 days
Pak Thae-song 박태성 1955 Alive 7 October 2017 10 January 2021 3 years and 95 days
Pak Yong-bin 박용빈 ? ? 23 March 1954 18 September 1961 7 years and 179 days 4
Ri Il-hwan 리일환 1960 Alive 31 December 2019 10 January 2021 1 year and 10 days
Ri Man-gon 리만건 1945 Alive 9 May 2016 28 February 2020 3 years and 295 days
Ri Pyong-chol 리병철 1948 Alive 31 December 2019 10 January 2021 1 year and 10 days
Ri Su-yong 리수용 1940 Alive 9 May 2016 31 December 2019 3 years and 236 days
Thae Jong-su 태종수 1936 Alive 7 October 2017 31 December 2019 2 years and 85 days
Yi Hyo-sun 이효선 ? ? 18 September 1961 12 October 1966 5 years and 24 days 5
Yi Ki-sok 이기석 ? ? 24 November 1946 24 June 1949 2 years and 212 days
References:
[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Noter[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Suh 1981, pp. 280, 316, 318, 319 & 338.
  2. ^ a b Suh 1981, pp. 280, 316 & 319.
  3. ^ a b Suh 1981, p. 318.
  4. ^ a b Suh 1981, p. 338.
  5. ^ a b "Official Report of First Plenary Meeting of 7th WPK Central Committee Issued". Korean Central News Agency. 10 May 2016. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021 – via KCNA Watch.
  6. ^ "Second Plenum of Seventh WPK Central Committee". Korean Central News Agency. 8 October 2017. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021 – via KCNA Watch.
  7. ^ "3rd Plenary Meeting of 7th C.C., WPK Held in Presence of Kim Jong Un". Korean Central News Agency. 21 April 2018. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021 – via KCNA Watch.
  8. ^ "Report on 4th Plenary Meeting of 7th Central Committee of WPK". Korean Central News Agency. 11 April 2019. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021 – via KCNA Watch.
  9. ^ "Report on 5th Plenary Meeting of 7th C.C., WPK". Korean Central News Agency. 1 January 2020. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021 – via KCNA Watch.
  10. ^ "6th Plenary Meeting of 7th Central Committee of WPK Held". Korean Central News Agency. 20 August 2020. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021 – via KCNA Watch.

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