Executive Committee of the North Korean Branch Bureau

The Executive Committee of the North Korean Branch Bureau (NKBB) of the Communist Party of Korea (CPK)(Korean북조선공산당 집행위원회) was established by a CPK conference on 13 October 1945,[1] and was through the merger with New People's Party of Korea replaced by the 1st Central Committee of the Workers' Party of North Korea on 30 August 1946.[2] It changed its name to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of North Korea sometime between 2–18 May 1946 and became independent of the CPK.[3]

Executive Committee of the North Korean Branch Bureau
← CC CPK
1st →
13 October 1945 – 30 August 1946
(321 days)
Overview
Decision making
body
Executive Committee of the North Korean Branch Bureau
ElectionConference of Korean Communist Party Members and Enthusiasts in the Five Northwestern Provinces
Members14
Officers
First SecretaryKim Il-sung
Kim Yong-bom
Second SecretaryO Ki-sop
Apparatus
Head of General AffairsPak Chong-ho
No. of departments9

Plenary sessionsEdit

Plenum Start–end Length Agenda
Conference of Members and Enthusiasts 10–13 October 1945 4 days
2 items.
  • North Korean version–that this meeting marked the establishment of the Workers' Party of Korea.
    • Report by Kim Il-sung on organisational concerns.
    • Election of an Organisation Committee.
  • South Korean version—that is meeting marked the establishment NKBB.
    • The forming of the North Korea Branch Bureau of the Communist Party of Korea
    • Election of party secretaries:
1st Enlarged Plenary Session 15 November 1945 1 day
1 item.
  • On problems faced while enlarging and strengthening the Democratic National United Front.
  • Reorganising the CPK Communist Youth League in North Korea into the Democratic Youth League.
2nd Enlarged Plenary Session 17–18 December 1945 2 days
3 items.
  • Report by Kim Il-sung on mistakes and deficiencies in communist activities.
  • Election of a Secretary.
3rd Enlarged Plenary Session 15 February 1946 1 day
4th Plenary Session Not made public. Not made public. Not made public.
5th Enlarged Plenary Session 10 April 1946 1 day
1 item.
6th Enlarged Plenary Session 22–23 June 1946 2 days Not made public.
7th Enlarged Plenary Session 27–29 July 1946 1 day
2 items.
References
[4]

OfficersEdit

First SecretaryEdit

Title Officeholder Hangul Birth Death Took office Left office Duration
First Secretary of the Executive Committee of the North Korean Branch Bureau of the Communist Party of Korea Kim Yong-bom 김용범 1902 1947 13 October 1945 18 December 1945 66 days
First Secretary of the Executive Committee of the North Korean Branch Bureau of the Communist Party of Korea Kim Il-sung 김일성 1912 1994 18 December 1945 2 May 1946 135 days
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of North Korea Kim Il-sung 김일성 1912 1994 2 May 1946 30 August 1946 120 days

Second SecretaryEdit

Title Officeholder Hangul Birth Death Took office Left office Duration
Second Secretary of the Executive Committee of the North Korean Branch Bureau of the Communist Party of Korea O Ki-sop 오기섭 1903 NDDK 13 October 1945 January 1946 80 days
Second Secretary of the Executive Committee of the North Korean Branch Bureau of the Communist Party of Korea Kim Yong-bom 김용범 1902 1947 January 1946 2 May 1946 121 days
Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of North Korea Kim Yong-bom 김용범 1902 1947 2 May 1946 30 August 1946 120 days

DepartmentEdit

Department Head Hangul Term start Term end Background
Cadre Department Yi Tong-hwa 이통화 13 October 1945 30 August 1946 Soviet
Education Department Han Sol-ya 한설야 13 October 1945 30 August 1946 Domestic
General Affairs Department Pak Chong-ho 박종호 13 October 1945 30 August 1946 Domestic
Labour Department Choe Kyong-dok 최경독 13 October 1945 30 August 1946 Domestic
Peasant Department Yi Sun-jik 이순직 13 October 1945 30 August 1946 Domestic
Propaganda Department Kim Kyo-yong 김교용 13 October 1945 30 August 1946 Domestic
Organisation Department Chu Yong-ha 주영하 13 October 1945 18 December 1945 Domestic
Ho Ka-i 허가이 18 December 1945 30 August 1946 Soviet
Women Department Pak Chong-ae 박정애 13 October 1945 30 August 1946 Domestic
Youth Department Kim Uk-chin 김욱진 13 October 1945 30 August 1946 Domestic
References
[5]

MembersEdit

Name Hangul 1st CC Background
An Kil 안킬 Elected Partisan
Chang Chong-sik 장종식 Elected Domestic
Chang sun-myong 장선명 Elected Domestic
Choe Kyong-dok 최경독 Elected Domestic
Chu Yong-ha 주영하 Elected Domestic
Kang Chin-gon 강진곤 Elected Domestic
Kim Il-sung 김일성 Elected Partisan
Kim Kyo-yong 김교용 Elected Domestic
Kim Ung-gi 김웅기 Not Domestic
Kim Yong-bom 김용범 Not Domestic
O Ki-sop 오기섭 Elected Domestic
Pak Chong-ae 박정애 Elected Domestic
Song Pong-ok 송퐁옥 Not Domestic
Yi Sun-jik 이순직 Not Domestic
References
[6]

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

BibliographyEdit

Books:

  • Lankov, Andrey (2002). From Stalin to Kim Il Sung: The Formation of North Korea, 1945–1960. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 978-0813531175.
  • Scalapino, Robert; Lee, Chong-sik (1972). Communism in Korea: The Movement. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520020801.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Suh, Dae-sook (1981). Korean Communism 1945–1980: A Reference Guide to the Political System (1st ed.). University Press of Hawaii. ISBN 0-8248-0740-5.

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