|3rd Premier of North Korea|
19 April 1976 – 16 December 1977
|Preceded by||Kim Il|
|Succeeded by||Li Jong-ok|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
23 October 1959 – 1 July 1970
|Preceded by||Nam Il|
|Succeeded by||Ho Dam|
2 September 1913|
Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, Japanese Korea
28 October 2008 (aged 95)|
Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
|Political party||Workers Party of Korea|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Seong-cheol|
In 1972, as deputy premier, he secretly visited Seoul in the lead-up to the Joint Statement on reunification.
He was appointed as Vice President by the Supreme People's Assembly in December 1977 and he left the office in October 1997. His last public appearance was in September 2003 in the viewing box at the 55th-anniversary commemoration inspection ceremonies in North Korea. He was one of the oldest former heads of government in the world.
- Pak Song-chol (1977). "As He Leads The Revolution". As He Leads the Revolution, for the Freedom and Liberation of the People. Pyongyang: Foreign Languages Publishing House. OCLC 6198041.
- — (September 1988). "The Republic Is a Great Revolutionary Achievement Obtained Through the Long and Arduous Struggle Under the Leadership of the Respected and Beloved Comrade Kim Il-song" (PDF). Kulloja. OCLC 9516938.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 November 2008. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
- Oberdorfer, Don; Carlin, Robert (2014). The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History. Basic Books. p. 19. ISBN 9780465031238.
- "Pak Song Chol Dies". KCNA. 29 October 2008. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014.
- Obituary in the Korea Times
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