Song Cheol-ho

Song Cheol-ho (Korean송철호; Hanja宋哲鎬; born 26 May 1949) is a South Korean lawyer and politician and currently serves as the mayor of Ulsan.[1]

Song Cheol-ho
Mayor of Ulsan
Assumed office
1 July 2018
Preceded byKim Ki-hyun
Personal details
Born (1949-05-26) 26 May 1949 (age 70)
Busan, South Korea
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materKorea University
University of Ulsan
WebsiteOfficial Website
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSong Cheolho
McCune–ReischauerSong Ch'ŏrho


Song Cheol-ho was born in Busan in 1949 and he grew up in Iksan, North Jeolla Province, where his father was born.

Song passed the bar exam in 1982 and became a lawyer.

His brother is Song Jung-ho, who served as justice minister in 2002. Like his brother, he joined the government in 2005.

Song was although he lost eight elections, he was elected mayor of Ulsan in 2018.[2]


  1. ^ "'화백회의·공공병원'…8전9기 이룬 송철호가 그리는 울산". 머니투데이 (in Korean). 2018-07-26.
  2. ^ "'대통령의 친구' 송철호... 8전9기 울산시장 당선". 파이낸셜뉴스 (in Korean). 2018-06-14. Retrieved 2018-07-26.

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