Early life and career
Lin Hu was born in 1887, in Luchuan, Guangxi, China. Lin joined the Chinese Revolutionary Alliance in 1906, he became a brigade commander in the army after the founding of the Republic of China. He joined the "Second Revolution" against Yuan Shikai in 1913, serving as left wing commander. When it failed Lin fled to Japan and joined the Chinese Revolutionary Party. After that, Lin went south and joined Sun Yat-sen until 1922, when he turned to Chen Jiongming who made him military governor of Guangdong from 1924 to 1925. He fled to Shanghai after Chen was defeated in 1925.
Later Lin Hu became a member of the Legislative Yuan (parliament) after World War II, and was elected vice-chairman of the Guangxi Provincial Political Consultative Conference after the Communist victory in the Chinese Civil War. He was also a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He died in February 1960.
- Rulers; Index Li-Ll, Lin Hu
- 陈贤庆(Chen Xianqing), 民国军阀派系谈 (The Republic of China warlord cliques discussed), 2007 revised edition
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