Lee Beom-seok (prime minister)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.
Lee Beom-seok
1st Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
August 1, 1948 – April 21, 1950
Succeeded by Shin Sung-mo (acting)
Personal details
Born (1900-10-20)October 20, 1900
Hwangseong, Korean Empire
(now Seoul, South Korea)
Died May 11, 1972(1972-05-11) (aged 71)
Seoul, South Korea
Spouse(s) Kim Maria
Military service
Allegiance Korean Empire
Republic of China
South Korea
Lee Beom-seok
Hangul 이범석
Hanja 李範奭
Revised Romanization I Beom-seok
McCune–Reischauer Yi Pŏmsŏk
Pen name
Hangul 철기
Hanja 鐵驥
Revised Romanization Cheolgi
McCune–Reischauer Ch'ŏlgi

Lee Beom-seok (1900–1972) was a Korean independence activist and first prime minister of South Korea from 1948 to 1950.[1] For a time, he also headed the Korean Youth Corps (조선민족청년단).[2] nickname was Chulgi.



  • Udungbul (Korean: 우둥불)
  • Bangrangui Jungyul (Korean: 방랑의 정열)
  • Hangookui Bunro (Korean: 한국의 분노)


  1. ^ Yahu! Baekgwasajeon 야후! 백과사전 [Yahoo! Encyclopedia], s.v. "Lee Beom-seok" 이범석, [1]
  2. ^ Carter J. Eckert, Ki-baik Lee, Young Ick Lew, Michael Robinson, and Edward W. Wagner, Korea Old and New: A History (Seoul: Ilchokak / Korea Institute, Harvard University, 1990), 351.

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Preceded by
Prime Minister of South Korea
1948 - 1950
Succeeded by
Shin Sung-mo
Preceded by
Defense minister of South Korea
1948 - 1949
Succeeded by
Shin Sung-mo
Preceded by
Chnag Seok-yun
Interior Minister of South Korea
Succeeded by
Kim Taesun