List of presidents of the People's Republic of China

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Central People's Government (1949–1954)[change | change source]

Chairman of the Central People's Government
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Constituency
Term of office NPC Vice Chairman
1 Mao Zedong.jpg Mao Zedong
毛泽东
(1893–1976)
Beijing At-large
27 September 1953 27 April 1958 I Zhu De
The First Chairman of the People's Republic of China.
2 LiuShaoqi Colour.jpg Liu Shaoqi
刘少奇
(1898–1969)
Beijing At-large
27 April 1958 21 December 1964 II Song Qingling & Dong Biwu
(co-serving)
21 December 1964 31 October 1968 III
Ousted by Mao Zedong during the Cultural Revolution.
Soong Ching-ling 1937.jpgDONGBIWU.JPG Song Qingling
宋庆龄
(1893–1981)
Shanghai At-large
Dong Biwu
董必武
(1886–1975)
Hubei At-large
31 October 1968 24 February 1972 (Song)

17 January 1972 (Dong)

III Vacancy by ascension
Both Song Qingling and Dong Biwu co-served as acting chairman of the People's Republic of China until the resignation of Song Qingling in 24 February 1972. Dong Biwu served the remainder of the term.