List of Prime Ministers of South Korea

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To avoid confusion, all the names on this list follow the Eastern order convention (family name first, given name second) for consistency.

The following is a list of the prime ministers of South Korea from the First Republic to the Sixth Republic. The first column consecutively numbers the individuals who have served as Prime Minister, while the second column consecutively numbers the Prime Ministerial terms or administrations.

Key[edit]

Military and non-partisan:

  •   Independent
  •   Military

left-wing ideology :

right-wing ideology :

List of prime ministers[edit]

1948-60: First Republic[edit]

Prime Minister Term of office Political Party Elected President
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Left Office Days
1 이범석.JPG Yi Pom-sok
I Beomseok
이범석 / 李範奭
31 July 1948 21 April 1950 628 Independent 1948 Rhee Syng-Man in 1956.jpg
Rhee Syng-man
Shin sung.jpg Minister of National Defense
Shin Song-mo

(acting)


Sin Seongmo
신성모 / 申性模

21 April 1950 23 November 1950 216 Independent
2 John Myun.jpg Chang Myon
Jang Myeon
장면 / 張勉
23 November 1950 24 April 1952 518 Liberal 1950
Heo Jeong.png Minister without portfolio
Ho Chong

(acting)


Heo Jeong
허정 / 許政

6 November 1951 9 April 1952 155 Liberal
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Minister without portfolio
Yi Yun-yong

(acting)


I Yunyeong
이윤영 / 李允榮

24 April 1952 6 May 1952 27 Liberal
3 Jang Taek.jpg Chang Taek-sang
Jang Taeksang
장택상 / 張澤相
6 May 1952 6 October 1952 153 Liberal
Baek Du-jin.jpg Paik Too-chin
Baek Dujin
백두진 / 白斗鎭
6 October 1952 24 April 1953 200 Liberal
4 6 October 1952 17 June 1954 419
5 Byeon Yeong-tae.jpg Pyon Yong-tae
Byeon Yeongtae
변영태 / 卞榮泰
28 June 1954 28 November 1954 164 Liberal 1954
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Minister of Home Affairs
Paek Han-song

(acting)


Baek Hanseong
백한성 / 白漢成

28 November 1954 28 November 1954 0 Liberal
Post abolished (28 November 1954 – 27 April 1960)

1960-63: Second Republic[edit]

Prime Minister Term of office Political Party Elected President
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Left Office Days
6 Heo Jeong.png Ho Chong

Heo Jeong

허정 / 許政

15 June 1960 18 August 1960 64 Democratic 1960 Yun Bo-seon.jpg

Yun Bo-seon

(2) John Myun.jpg Chang Myon

Jang Myeon

장면 / 張勉

(2nd time)

18 August 1960 18 May 1961 273 Democratic
Post abolished (18 May 1961 – 17 December 1963)
Chief Cabinet Ministers of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction
장도영.jpg Army Chief of Staff

Jang Do-young

Jang Doyeong

장도영 / 張都暎

21 May 1961 3 July 1961 43 Military Yun Bo-seon.jpg

Yun Bo-seon

Song Yo Chan.jpg Army Chief of Staff

Song Yo-chan

Song Yochan

송요찬 / 宋堯讚

3 July 1961 16 June 1962 348 Military
Park Chung-hee 1963's.png Major-General

Park Chung-hee

Bak Jeonghui

박정희 / 朴正熙

16 June 1962 10 July 1962 24 Military Park Chung-hee 1963's.png

Park Chung-hee

Kim Hyun-chul, 1961-may-16.jpg Minister of National Defense

Kim Hyun-chul

Gim Hyeoncheol

김현철 / 金顯哲

10 July 1962 17 December 1963 525 Independent

1963-75: Third Republic[edit]

Prime Minister Term of office Political Party Elected President
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Center Office Days
7 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Choi Tu-son

Choe Duseon

최두선 / 崔斗善

17 December 1963 10 May 1964 145 Independent 1963 Park Chung-hee 1963's.png

Park Chung-hee

8 Chung Il-kwon

Jeong Ilgwon

정일권 / 丁一權

10 May 1964 20 December 1970 2415 Independent 1967
(4) Baek Du-jin.jpg Paik Too-chin

Baek Dujin

백두진 / 白斗鎭

(2nd time)

20 December 1970 4 June 1971 166 Democratic Republican
9 Kim Jong-pil 1999.png Kim Jong-pil

Gim Jongpil

김종필 / 金鍾泌

4 June 1971 19 December 1975 1659 Democratic Republican 1971

1975-82: Fourth Republic[edit]

Prime Minister Term of office Political Party Elected President
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Left Office Days
Choi Kyu Hah.png Choi Kyu-hah

Choe Gyuha

최규하 / 崔圭夏

19 December 1975 13 March 1976 85 Democratic Republican Park Chung-hee 1963's.png

Park Chung-hee

10 13 March 1976 6 December 1979 1363 1978
11 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Shin Hyun-hwak

Sin Hyeonhwak

신현확 / 申鉉碻

12 December 1979 22 May 1980 168 Democratic Republican Choi Kyu Hah.png

Choi Kyu-hah

Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Pak Choong-hoon

(acting)

Bak Chunghun

박충훈 / 朴忠勳

22 May 1980 2 September 1980 103 Military Chun Doo-hwan.png

Chun Doo-hwan

Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Nam Duck-woo

Nam Deogu

남덕우 / 南德祐

2 September 1980 22 September 1980 20 Democratic Justice 1981
12 22 September 1980 4 January 1982 469

1982-88: Fifth Republic[edit]

Prime Minister Term of office Political Party Elected President
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Left Office Days
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Yoo Chang-soon

Yu Changsun

유창순 / 劉彰順

4 January 1982 23 January 1982 19 Democratic Justice Chun Doo-hwan.png

Chun Doo-hwan

13 23 January 1982 24 June 1982 152
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Kim Sang-hyup

Gim Sanghyeop

김상협 / 金相浹

24 June 1982 20 September 1982 88 Democratic Justice
14 21 September 1982 14 October 1983 389
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Chin Iee-chong

Jin Uijong

진의종 / 陳懿鍾

15 October 1983 17 October 1983 3 Democratic Justice
15 17 October 1983 11 November 1984 397
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Shin Byung-hyun

(acting)

Sin Byeonghyeon

신병현 / 申秉鉉

11 November 1984 18 February 1985 93 Democratic Justice
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Lho Shin-yong

No Sinyeong

노신영 / 盧信永

18 February 1985 16 May 1985 87 Democratic Justice
16 16 May 1985 26 May 1987 740 1985
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Lee Han-key

(acting)

I Hangi

이한기 / 李漢基

26 May 1987 14 July 1987 49 Democratic Justice
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Kim Chung-yul

Gim Jeongryeol

김정렬 / 金貞烈

14 July 1987 7 August 1987 24 Independent
17 7 August 1987 25 February 1988 202

1988-Present: Sixth Republic[edit]

Prime Minister Term of office Political Party Elected President
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Left Office Days
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Lee Hyun-jae

I Hyeonjae

이현재 / 李賢宰

25 February 1988 2 March 1988 6 Independent Roh Tae-woo - cropped, 1989-Mar-13.jpg

Roh Tae-woo

18 2 March 1988 5 December 1988 278 1988
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Kang Young-hoon

Gang Yeonghun

강영훈 / 姜英勛

5 December 1988 16 December 1988 11 Democratic Justice (1988-1990)

Democratic Liberal (1990)

19 16 December 1988 27 December 1990 741
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Ro Jai-bong

No Jaebong

노재봉 / 盧在鳳

27 December 1990 22 January 1991 26 Democratic Liberal
20 22 January 1991 24 May 1991 122
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Chung Won-shik

Jeong Wonsik

정원식 / 鄭元植

24 May 1991 7 July 1991 44 Independent
21 8 July 1991 8 October 1992 459
22 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Hyun Soong-jong

Hyeon Seungjong

현승종 / 玄勝鍾

8 October 1992 25 February 1993 140 Independent 1992
23 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Hwang In-sung

Hwang Inseong

황인성 / 黃寅性

25 February 1993 17 December 1993 295 Democratic Liberal Kim Young Sam 1996.png

Kim Young-sam

24 Lee Hoi-chang (2010).jpg Lee Hoi-chang

I Hoechang

이회창 / 李會昌

17 December 1993 22 April 1994 126 Democratic Liberal
25 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Lee Yung-dug

I Yeongdeok

이영덕 / 李榮徳

29 April 1994 17 December 1994 239 Democratic Liberal
26 Lee Hong Koo.png Lee Hong-koo

I Honggu

이홍구 / 李洪九

17 December 1994 18 December 1995 366 Democratic Liberal
27 Lee Soo-sung 1 (cropped).jpg Lee Soo-sung

I Suseong

이수성 / 李壽成

18 December 1995 4 March 1997 442 New Korea
28 Go Kun Chenny-Cropped.jpg Goh Kun

Go Geon

고건 / 高建

4 March 1997 3 March 1998 364 Independent
Kim Jong-pil 1999.png Kim Jong-pil

Gim Jongpil

김종필 / 金鍾泌

3 March 1998 17 August 1998 167 United Liberal Democrats Kim Dae-jung (Cropped).png

Kim Dae-jung

(9) 17 August 1998 13 January 2000 514
29 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Park Tae-joon

Bak Taejun

박태준 / 朴泰俊

13 January 2000 19 May 2000 127 United Liberal Democrats
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Lee Han-dong

I Handong

이한동 / 李漢東

22 May 2000 29 June 2000 38 United Liberal Democrats
30 29 June 2000 11 July 2002 742 2000
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Chang Sang

(acting)

Jang Sang

장상 / 張裳

11 July 2002 31 July 2002 20 Independent
Dae-Whan CHANG7.jpg Chang Dae-whan

(acting)

Jang Daehwan

장대환 / 張大煥

9 August 2002 10 September 2002 32 Independent
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Kim Suk-soo

Gim Seoksu

김석수 / 金碩洙

10 September 2002 5 October 2002 25 Independent
31 5 October 2002 26 February 2003 144
(28) Go Kun Chenny-Cropped.jpg Goh Kun

Go Geon

고건 / 高建

26 February 2003 25 May 2004 423 Millennium Democratic Roh Moo-hyun 3.jpg

Roh Moo-hyun

32 Lee hae-chan.jpg Lee Hae-chan

I Haechan

이해찬 / 李海瓚

30 June 2004 14 March 2006 622 Open Uri (Our Open) 2004
33 Han Myeong Sook 2006.png Han Myeong-sook

Han Myeongsuk

한명숙 / 韓明淑

20 April 2006 7 March 2007 322 Open Uri (Our Open)
34 Han Duck-soo.jpg Han Duck-soo

Han Deoksu

한덕수 / 韓德洙

2 April 2007 29 February 2008 333 Independent
35 Han Seung-Soo - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2009.jpg Han Seung-soo

Han Seungsu

한승수 / 韓昇洙

29 February 2008 28 September 2009 577 Grand National 2008 Sebastián Piñera - Lee Myung-bak (cropped).jpg

Lee Myung-bak

36 ChungUnChan(060515)Cropped.jpg Chung Un-chan

Jeong Unchan

정운찬 / 鄭雲燦

28 September 2009 11 August 2010 317 Grand National
Yoon Jeung-Hyun.jpg Minister of Strategy and Finance

Yoon Jeung-hyun

(acting)

Yun Jeunghyeon

윤증현 / 尹增鉉

11 August 2010 1 October 2010 51 Grand National
37 Kim Hwang Sik-1-1.jpg Kim Hwang-sik

Gim Hwangsik

김황식 / 金滉植

1 October 2010 26 February 2013 879 Independent
38 Chung Hong-won small.jpg Chung Hong-won

Jeong Hongwon

정홍원 / 鄭烘原

26 February 2013 16 February 2015 720 Saenuri (New Frontier) Park Geun-hye (cropped).jpg

Park Geun-hye

39 Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Lee Wan-koo

I Wangu

이완구 / 李完九

16 February 2015 27 April 2015 70 Saenuri (New Frontier)
Emblem of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg Deputy Prime Minister

Choi Kyoung-hwan

(acting)

Choe Gyeonghwan

최경환 / 崔炅煥

27 April 2015 18 June 2015 52 Saenuri (New Frontier)
40 Hwang Kyo-ahn.PNG Hwang Kyo-ahn

Hwang Gyoan

황교안 / 黃敎安

18 June 2015 10 March 2017 907 Independent
10 March 2017 11 May 2017 Hwang Kyo-ahn December 2016.jpg

Hwang Kyo-ahn
(acting)

Deputy PM Yoo Ilho Press Conference 04.jpg Deputy Prime Minister

Yoo Il-ho

(acting)

Yu Ilho

유일호 / 柳一鎬

11 May 2017 31 May 2017 20 Liberty Korea Moon Jae-in 2017.jpg

Moon Jae-in

41 South Korean Prime Minister Lee - 2017 (36235112603) (cropped).jpg Lee Nak-yeon

I Nakyeon

이낙연 / 李洛淵

31 May 2017 Incumbent 194 Democratic

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