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Pak Choong-hoon
File:Pak Choong-hoon.jpg
President of South Korea
Personal details

(1919-01-19)January 19, 1919
Jeju-do, (then South Jeolla Province, Korea
(now Jeju Island, South Korea)
DiedMarch 16, 2001(2001-03-16) (aged 82)
Resting placeDaejeon National Cemetery
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak Chung-hun
McCune–ReischauerBak Chung-hun
Pen name
Revised RomanizationYi dang
McCune–ReischauerYi dang

Pak Choong-hoon (Korean박충훈; Hanja朴忠勳; January 19, 1919 – March 16, 2001) was a South Korean politician and serviceman, who was an acting president for a brief time during the Fourth South Korean Republic. Pak was also known by his nickname, "Yi dang" (이당; 貳堂).

Early life and education[edit]

Pak was born in 1919, Jeju.


In May 1980, during the 5.18 democratization movement, Prime Minister Shin Hyun-hwak (신현확) resigned and Pak was appointed as Prime minister. On August 16, the same year, Choi Gyu-Ha's resignation, he acted as president from August 16, 1980 to August 27, 1980.

See also[edit]


Category:1919 births Category:2001 deaths Category:Korean nationalists Category:Acting Presidents of South Korea Category:Fourth Republic of South Korea Category:Presidents of South Korea Category:20th-century politicians Category:20th-century South Korean people Category:South Korean politicians