Heo Jeong

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Heo Jeong
허정
Heo Jeong.png
Jeong in the early 1950s, during his tenure as the mayor of Seoul.
6th Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
June 15, 1960 – August 18, 1960
Preceded by Heo Jeong (Ministries involved)
Succeeded by Chang Myon
Personal details
Born (1896-04-08)April 8, 1896
Pusan, Gyeongsang-do, Joseon Dynasty
(now Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea)
Died September 18, 1988(1988-09-18) (aged 92)
Seoul, South Korea
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Baek Gui-Ran
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Heo Jeong
McCune–Reischauer Hŏ Chŏng
Pen name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Uyang
McCune–Reischauer Uyang

Heo Jeong (Korean: 허정; Hanja: 許政; April 8, 1896 – September 18, 1988) was a South Korean politician and Korean independence activist, who served as the sixth prime minister of South Korea during the country's Second Republic.[1]

In 1960 he was an acting prime minister during the First South Korean Republic. In addition, he headed a caretaker government for a brief time following the 1960 April Revolution which overthrew the First Republic. Heo was also known by the nickname, "Uyang" (Korean: 우양; Hanja: 友洋; literally "friend of the seas"), and an alternative name, Heo Sung-su (Korean: 허성수; Hanja: 許聖洙).

Career[edit]

Heo Jeong was born in Busan, South Gyeongsang province. His father, Heo Mun-il, was a wealthy merchant. In 1922 Heo went into political asylum, where he lent a hand to Syngman Rhee. From 1922 to 1936, Heo participated in Korean resistance movements. On September 2, 1945, he joined the Korea Democratic Party(한국 민주당, 韓國民主黨). In 1950 he was appointed to Acting Prime minister and later 1951, additionally was Minister of Health of South Korea to 1952[clarification needed]. In 1957 to 1959 he was appointed Mayor of Seoul and was later dispatched to Japan as the South Korean special envoy to Japan. On April 16, he became Foreign Minister. On April 25, he was appointed Acting Prime minister, and the following day President Syngman Rhee resigned. Heo Jeong was additionally Acting President to August 18 of that year. In July 16, 1960, he was appointed 6th Prime minister, by the South Korean National Assembly. He was remained Acting President of South Korea until succeeded by Yun Bo-seon on his election.

In 1919 he met Syngman Rhee in a Methodist church of Seoul. From then until 1960 Heo Jeong was Syngman Rhee's enthusiastic follower.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 《For After Day's Testimony》(내일을 위한 증언) (SaemTer; 1979)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chang Myon
Prime Minister of South Korea(Acting)
1951
Succeeded by
Chang Myon
Preceded by
Baek Han Seong
Ministries involved
1960
Succeeded by
Heo Jeong
(6th Prime Minister)
Preceded by
Heo Jeong
(Ministries involved)
6th Prime Minister of South Korea
1960
Succeeded by
Chang Myon
Preceded by
Min Hye-Sik
2nd Transportation Minister of South Korea
1948 - 1950
Succeeded by
Kim Seok-Kwan
Preceded by
Lee Yun-Young
3rd Social Affairs Minister of South Korea
1950 - 1952
Succeeded by
Choi Chang-Sun
Preceded by
-
3rd Government Services Minister of South Korea
1952
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Ko Jae-bong
8th Mayor of Seoul City
1957 - 1959
Succeeded by
Lim Heung-Soon
Preceded by
Choi Kyu-Ha(Acting)
5th Foreign Affairs Minister of South Korea
1960
Succeeded by
Jeong Il-Hyung