Hong Song-nam (Korean홍성남; 2 October 1929 – 31 March 2009) was a North Korean politician who was the Premier of North Korea from 1998 to 2003. He succeeded Kang Song-san. Born in Kangwon Province, he graduated from the Kim Il-sung University and studied electrical engineering at the Prague Technical Institute.

Hong Song-nam
8th Premier of North Korea
In office
5 September 1998 – 3 September 2003
Acting: 21 February 1997 – 5 September 1998
LeaderKim Jong-il
Preceded byKang Song-san
Succeeded byPak Pong-ju
Personal details
Born(1929-10-02)2 October 1929
Died31 March 2009(2009-03-31) (aged 79)
Hong Song-nam
Revised RomanizationHong Seong-nam
McCune–ReischauerHong Sŏng-nam

From 1954 he worked in the North Korean Ministry of Heavy Industry. In 1971–1973 he was Minister of Heavy Industry. From 1973–1975 he was Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Council of the DPRK. In 1973–1977 he was Chairman of the State Planning Commission. From 1982 to 1986 he was First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea of South Pyongan Province. In 1987–1990 he served as Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Council, the chairman of the State Planning Commission of the DPRK. From 1990–1998 he was deputy chairman of the Administrative Council (deputy premier).

Hong died on 31 March 2009. A funeral committee chaired by Kim Yong-nam was appointed with Jo Myong-rok,[1] Kim Yong-chun,[2] and 33 others as its members.[1]

Works edit

  • Hong Song-nam (March 1988). "To Expand and Strengthen the Production-Technology Foundations of Key Industries Is an Important Economic Construction Task in the Coming Year" (PDF). Kulloja. OCLC 9516938. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-10-05. Retrieved 2022-06-02.
  • — (September 1988). "Our Republic Is a Self-Reliant, Self-Supporting, and Self-Defending Socialist Power Which Brilliantly Embodies the Chuche Idea in All Fields of State Activity" (PDF). Kulloja. OCLC 9516938. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-10-05. Retrieved 2022-06-02.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Hong Song Nam Dies". KCNA. 1 April 2009. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014.
  2. ^ 故 홍성남 책임비서 애국열사릉에 묻혀. Tongil News (in Korean). 3 April 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2019.