Kim Il (politician)

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Kim Il
First Vice President of North Korea
In office
1 May 1976 – 9 March 1984
President Kim Il-sung
Premier of North Korea
In office
28 December 1972 – 19 April 1976
Leader Kim Il-sung
Preceded by Kim Il-sung
Succeeded by Pak Song-chol
Personal details
Born 20 March 1910
Died 9 March 1984 (age 73)
Kim Il
Chosŏn'gŭl 김일
Revised Romanization Gim Il
McCune–Reischauer Kim Il

Kim Il (20 March 1910 – 9 March 1984)[1] was a North Korean politician. He was Prime Minister from 28 December 1972 to 19 April 1976.[citation needed]

He was born on 20 March 1910, in Hamgyong Province.

According to KCNA, Kim Il joined the underground Communist Party in 1932 and fought the Japanese occupation from 1935. He served in different military posts, and then became First Vice Premier in 1959, Premier in 1972 and Vice President in 1976.[1]

He was appointed as Vice President by the Supreme People's Assembly in May 1976 and served until his death[2][3].

He was elected to the Presidium at the 6th WPK Congress. Kim spent much of 1982 and 1983 receiving medical treatment in Romania.[1] He died on 9 March 1984, aged 73.


  1. ^ a b c Associated Press (11 March 1984). "Kim Il of North Korea, A Vice President, Dies". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
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