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The Vice President of the Republic of Korea was the second highest executive office in South Korea. The position was abolished in 1960.

Vice President of the Republic of Korea
Emblem of South Korea (1948–1963).svg
John Myun.jpg
Chang Myon
AppointerDirect election
Term length4 years
PrecursorNone
Formation24 July 1948
First holderYi Si-yeong
Final holderChang Myon
Abolished23 April 1960

The following is a list of Vice Presidents of South Korea since its independence.

To avoid confusion, all the names on this list follow the Eastern convention (family name first, given name second) for consistency.

The first column counts (individuals number) and the second column counts (administration number/term number).

Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (1919-1948)Edit

I# A# Picture Romaja Hangul Took office Left office Political party
Vice Chairman of the Provisional Government1
1st, 2nd 1st, 2nd   Gim Gyusik 김규식 1940 August 15, 1948

First Republic of Korea (1948-1960)Edit

  Independent   centrism   Conservative

President Vice Romanized (Hangul) Portraits Took office Left office Political party
Syngman Rhee 1 Yi Si-yeong
(이시영)
  24 July 1948 9 May 1951
(Resign)
Korea Democratic Party
Syngman Rhee 2 Kim Seong-su
(김성수)
  17 May 1951 29 May 1952
(Resign)[1]
Korea Democratic Party
Syngman Rhee 3 Hahm Tae-young
(함태영)
  15 June 1952 14 August 1956 Independent
Syngman Rhee 4 Chang Myon
(장면)
  15 August 1956 23 April 1960
(Resign)
Democratic Party

Notes:

  1. The Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea was a government in exile based in Shanghai, China. Although the current South Korean constitution recognises its de jure sovereignty over the Korean people, the provisional government was not recognized by many international powers.
  2. The results of the 1960 election were invalidated after the April Revolution.
  3. The office of Vice President was abolished after 1960.

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