Hong Song-nam

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Hong Song-nam
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8th Premier of North Korea
In office
5 September 1998 – 3 September 2003
Acting: 21 February 1997 - 5 September 1998
LeaderKim Jong-il
Preceded byKang Song-san
Succeeded byPak Pong-ju
Personal details
Born2 October 1929
Died31 March 2009 (age 79)
Hong Song-nam
Revised RomanizationHong Seong-nam
McCune–ReischauerHong Sŏng-nam

Hong Song-nam (2 October 1929 – 31 March 2009) was the Premier of North Korea from 1997 to 2003. He succeeded Kang Song-san. Born in Kangwon Province, he graduated from the Kim Il-sung University and studied electrical engineering at the Prague Technical Institute.

From 1954 he worked in the North Korean Ministry of Heavy Industry. In 1971-1973 he was Minister of Heavy Industry. From 1973-1975 he was Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Council of the DPRK. In 1973-1977 he was Chairman of the State Planning Commission. From 1982 to 1986 he was First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea of South Pyongan Province. In 1987-1990 he served as Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Council, the chairman of the State Planning Commission of the DPRK. From 1990-1997 he was deputy chairman of the Administrative Council (deputy premier).

Hong died on 31 March 2009. A funeral committee chaired by Kim Yong-nam was appointed with Jo Myong-rok and 34 others as its members.[1]


  • Hong Song-nam (March 1988). "To Expand and Strengthen the Production-Technology Foundations of Key Industries Is an Important Economic Construction Task in the Coming Year" (PDF). Kulloja. OCLC 9516938.
  • — (September 1988). "Our Republic Is a Self-Reliant, Self-Supporting, and Self-Defending Socialist Power Which Brilliantly Embodies the Chuche Idea in All Fields of State Activity" (PDF). Kulloja. OCLC 9516938.

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  1. ^ "Hong Song Nam Dies". KCNA. 1 April 2009. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014.