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|Prime Minister of South Korea (Acting)|
July 3, 1961 – June 16, 1962
|Preceded by||Jang Do-young|
|Succeeded by||Park Chung-hee|
|7th Vice President of South Korea|
August 16, 1960 – August 19, 1960
|Preceded by||Heo Jeong|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
February 13, 1918|
Chungcheongnam-do, Colonel Korea
(now South Korea)
|Died||October 18, 1980
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Alma mater||George Washington University|
|Service/branch||Republic of Korea Army|
|Revised Romanization||Song Yo-chan|
Song Yo Chan (February 13, 1918 – October 18, 1980) was prime minister (Chief Cabinet Minister - Military Rule) of South Korea from 3 July 1961 to 16 June 1962. Previously, he had been the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 22 July 1961 - 10 October 1961 and was a Lieutenant General. He ordered the arrest of corrupt officers in the army.
He had studied politics and economics at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. During the final days of the First Republic of South Korea of president Syngman Rhee, he declared martial law and forced the president into resignment. Song Yo Chan refused to quell the student-led protesters. Even though the police asked for bullets and troops. The protests are known as the April Revolution.
- "Army for Sale". Time Magazine. November 23, 1959. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
- "The New Strongman". Time Magazine. July 14, 1961. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
- "Quick to Wrath". Time Magazine. May 9, 1960. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
- "Commander rejected police ammo request on Apr. 19". The Hankyoreh. April 18, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
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