Kim Seong-su

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Kim Seong-su
Donga kim.JPG
2nd Vice President of South Korea
In office
17 May 1951 – 29 May 1952
President Syngman Rhee
Preceded by Yi Si-yeong
Succeeded by Ham Tae-young
Personal details
Born (1891-10-11)11 October 1891
Jeolla-do, Joseon
(now South Korea)
Died 18 February 1955(1955-02-18) (aged 63)
Seoul, South Korea
Political party Korea Democratic Party
Kim Seong-su
Hangul 김성수
Revised Romanization Gim Seong-su
McCune–Reischauer Kim Sŏngsu
Pen name
Hangul 인촌
Revised Romanization Inchon
McCune–Reischauer Inch'on
Courtesy name
Hangul 판석
Revised Romanization Panseok
McCune–Reischauer P'ansŏk

Kim Seong-su (김성수, 金性洙; October 11, 1891 – February 18, 1955) was a Korean educator, independence activist, journalist, entrepreneur, politician and calligrapher, the second Vice President of South Korea serving 1951–1952. He founded Korea University and Dong-A Ilbo. Kim was born in Gochang county, North Jeolla province. nickname was Inchon (인촌; 仁村), it was "the Good Village".




Kim Seong-su and Syngman Rhee (one day of 1951)
Kim Seong-su and Syngman Rhee (one day of 1951)


  • 《InCheonjip》 (인촌집)

External links[edit]


  • Choong Soon Kim, Sŏng-su Kim, 《A Korean nationalist entrepreneur: a life history of Kim Sŏngsu, 1891-1955》 (SUNY Press, 1998)
Political offices
Preceded by
Lee Si-yeong
Vice President of South Korea
Succeeded by
Ham Tae-young