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Su Nan-cheng (Chinese: 蘇南成; pinyin: Sū Nánchéng. 14 January 1936 – 2 September 2014) was a Taiwanese politician and Senior Advisor to ROC President Chen Shui-bian.[1] He was a mayor of Tainan, serving from 1977 to 1985, and an appointed mayor of Kaohsiung, serving from 1985 to 1990. He was the speaker of the ROC National Assembly in 1999. Su was in the Kuomintang and was part of the faction that supported the Taiwanese localization movement. He was expelled from the KMT twice: first in 1972 for violating a party resolution and running for Tainan City Mayor as an independent; second in 1999 for forwarding a term-extension amendment in the National Assembly against party orders.[2] In 2003, Su openly supported DPP candidate Chen Shui-bian in the 2004 presidential election.[3]

Su Nan-cheng
Mayor of Kaohsiung
In office
30 May 1985 – 15 June 1990
Preceded byHsu Shui-teh
Succeeded byWu Den-yih
Mayor of Tainan
In office
1 February 1977 – 1 February 1985
Preceded byChang Li-tang
Succeeded byChen Kuei-miao (acting)
Lin Wen-hsiung
Personal details
Born(1936-01-14)14 January 1936
Tainan Prefecture, Taiwan, Empire of Japan
Died2 September 2014(2014-09-02) (aged 78)
Tainan, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyKuomintang
(1952 – 1972; 1982 – 1999)
Alma materTaiwan Provincial Cheng Kung University

Tainan mayoraltyEdit

Su was elected the mayor of Tainan in 1976 as an independent candidate. In 1981, he was nominated by the Kuomintang to run again and was re-elected. He served from 1977 to 1985, until he was appointed the mayor of Kaohsiung. During his term as Tainan mayor, he was recognized by the Ramon Magsaysay Award.[4] He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Tainan in 2001 as an independent candidate, and was elected a city council member instead.[5]

He died of heart failure in 2014.[1]


  1. ^ a b 蘇南成病逝 疑心衰竭 (in Chinese). Central News Agency. September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Chen, Lauren (October 31, 1999). "KMT confirms former Assembly Speaker must go". Taipei Times. p. 1.
  3. ^ "大選/前後任三縣長挺扁 蘇南成:支持扁延續本土政權", ETtoday, December 14, 2003.
  4. ^ The Ramon Magsaysay Awardees by Year – 1980's, Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation.
  5. ^ Huang, Sandy (January 27, 2002). "Su Nan-cheng stages political comeback". Taipei Times. p. 3.


  • 重修台灣省通志 Ed. Liu Ning-yen. Taipei City: Taiwan Province Document Council (台灣省文獻委員會), 1994
Government offices
Preceded by
Chang Li-tang
Mayor of Tainan
Succeeded by
Chen Kuei-miao (acting)
Preceded by
Hsu Shui-teh
Mayor of Kaohsiung
Succeeded by
Wu Den-yih