Speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea

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Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
대한민국 국회의장
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Emblem of the National Assembly
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Flag of South Korea
Moon Hee-sang in 2019.jpg
Incumbent
Moon Hee-sang

since 13 July 2018
National Assembly
StyleMr. Speaker (의장님)
(Informal and within the Assembly)
StatusPresiding officer
ResidenceGukhoeuijang Gonggwan
SeatNational Assembly, Seoul, South Korea
NominatorMajor parties (normally)
AppointerElected by members of the National Assembly
Term lengthTwo years
Constituting instrumentSouth Korean constitution
Formation31 May 1948; 73 years ago (1948-05-31)
First holderSyngman Rhee
SuccessionThird
DeputyDeputy Speaker
Salary$115,000
Websitekorea.assembly.go.kr

The Speaker of the National Assembly (Hangul: 국회의장; Hanja: 國會議長; RR: Gukhoe Uijang) is the presiding officer of the National Assembly of South Korea.

List of speakers[change | change source]

  Denotes acting speaker
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Duration Political party
at time of took office
Constituency National Assembly
(Election)
1 Rhee Syng-Man in 1948.jpg Rhee Syng-man
이승만
李承晩

(1875–1965)
31 May 1948 24 July 1948 54 days NARRKI Dongdaemun A,
Seoul
Constituent Assembly
(1948)
2 Haegong Shin Ik-hee in 1952.jpg Shin Ik-hee
신익희
申翼熙

(1892–1956)
4 August 1948 30 May 1954 5 years, 299 days NARRKI Gwangju,
Gyeonggi
2nd (1950)
3 Lee Gi-bung.jpg Lee Ki-poong
이기붕
李起鵬

(1896–1960)
9 June 1954 28 April 1960 5 years, 324 days Liberal Seodaemun B,
Seoul
3rd (1954)
Icheon,
Gyeonggi
4th (1958)
4 Kwak Sang Hoon.jpg Kwak Sang-hoon [ko]
곽상훈
郭尙勳

(1896–1980)
2 May 1960 16 May 1961 1 year, 14 days Democratic Incheon B,
Gyeonggi
5th (1960)[a]
Office vacant 1961–1963 2 years, 215 days N/A
5 이효상circa1975.png Lee Hyo-sang [ko]
이효상
李孝祥

(1906–1989)
17 December 1963 30 June 1971 7 years, 195 days Democratic Republican Nam, Daegu,
North Gyeongsang
6th (1963)
7th (1967)
6 Baek Du-jin.jpg Baek Du-jin
백두진
白斗鎭

(1908–1993)
26 July 1971 17 October 1972 1 year, 83 days Democratic Republican National PR 8th (1971)
7 General Chung Il-kwon 02.jpg Chung Il-kwon
정일권
丁一權

(1917–1994)
12 March 1973 11 March 1979 5 years, 364 days Democratic Republican SokchoInje
GoseongYangyang,
Gangwon
9th (1973)
(6) Baek Du-jin.jpg Baek Du-jin
백두진
白斗鎭

(1908–1993)
17 March 1979 17 December 1979 275 days Democratic Republican Appointed
(presidential appointee)
10th (1978)
Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Min Kwan-shik [ko]
민관식
閔寬植

(1918–2006)
(acting)
18 December 1979 27 October 1980 314 days Democratic Republican JongnoJung,
Seoul
8 Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Chung Rae-hyuk [ko]
정래혁
丁來赫

(born 1926)
11 April 1981 10 April 1983 1 year, 364 days Democratic Justice Damyang
GokseongHwasun,
South Jeolla
11th (1981)
9 Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Chae Mun-shik [ko]
채문식
蔡汶植

(1925–2010)
11 April 1983 10 April 1985 1 year, 364 days Democratic Justice MungyeongYecheon,
North Gyeongsang
10 Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Lee Jae-hyung [ko]
이재형
李載灐

(1914–1992)
13 May 1985 29 May 1988 3 years, 16 days Democratic Justice National PR 12th (1985)
11 Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Kim Jae-soon
김재순
金在淳

(1923–2016)
30 May 1988 29 May 1990 1 year, 364 days Democratic Justice HwacheonCheorwon,
Gangwon
13th (1988)
12 Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Park Jyun-kyu [ko]
박준규
朴浚圭

(1925–2014)
30 May 1990 30 March 1993 2 years, 304 days Democratic Liberal Dong,
Daegu
Dong B,
Daegu
14th (1992)
Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Hwang Nak-joo [ko]
황낙주
黃珞周

(1928–2002)
(acting)
31 March 1993 26 April 1993 26 days Democratic Liberal Changwon B,
South Gyeongsang
13 Lee Man-Sup.jpg Lee Man-sup [ko]
이만섭
李萬燮

(1932–2015)
27 April 1993 28 June 1994 1 year, 62 days Democratic Liberal National PR
14 Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Hwang Nak-joo [ko]
황낙주
黃珞周

(1928–2002)
29 June 1994 29 May 1996 1 year, 335 days Democratic Liberal Changwon B,
South Gyeongsang
15 Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Kim Soo-han [ko]
김수한
金守漢

(born 1928)
4 July 1996 29 May 1998 1 year, 329 days New Korea National PR 15th (1996)
(12) Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Park Jyun-kyu [ko]
박준규
朴浚圭

(1925–2014)
3 August 1998 29 May 2000 1 year, 300 days United Liberal Democrats Jung,
Daegu
(13) Lee Man-Sup.jpg Lee Man-sup [ko]
이만섭
李萬燮

(1932–2015)
5 June 2000 29 May 2002 1 year, 358 days Millennium Democratic National PR 16th (2000)
16 Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Park Kwan-yong [ko]
박관용
朴寬用

(born 1938)
8 July 2002 29 May 2004 1 year, 326 days Grand National Dongnae,
Busan
17 Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Kim Won-ki [ko]
김원기
金元基

(born 1937)
5 June 2004 29 May 2006 1 year, 358 days Uri Jeongeup,
North Jeolla
17th (2004)
18 Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Lim Chae-jung [ko]
임채정
林采正

(born 1941)
19 June 2006 29 May 2008 1 year, 345 days Uri Nowon C,
Seoul
19 Emblem of the National Assembly of Korea.svg Kim Hyong-o
김형오
金炯旿

(born 1947)
10 July 2008 29 May 2010 1 year, 323 days Grand National Yeongdo,
Busan
18th (2008)
20 박희태.jpg Park Hee-tae [ko]
박희태
朴熺太

(born 1938)
8 June 2010 27 February 2012 1 year, 264 days Grand National Yangsan,
South Gyeongsang
Chung Ui-Hua 2014 in CFAU.jpg Chung Eui-hwa [ko]
정의화
鄭義和

(born 1948)
(acting)
27 February 2012 29 May 2012 92 days Saenuri JungDong,
Busan
21 Kang Chang-Hee.jpg Kang Chang-hee
강창희
姜昌熙

(born 1946)
1 July 2012 29 May 2014 1 year, 332 days Saenuri Jung,
Daejeon
19th (2012)
22 Chung Ui-Hua 2014 in CFAU.jpg Chung Eui-hwa [ko]
정의화
鄭義和

(born 1948)
30 May 2014 29 May 2016 1 year, 365 days Saenuri JungDong,
Busan
23 Chung Sye-kyun.jpg Chung Sye-kyun
정세균
丁世均

(born 1950)
9 June 2016 29 May 2018 1 year, 354 days Democratic Jongno,
Seoul
20th (2016)
24 Moon Hee-sang in 2019.jpg Moon Hee-sang
문희상
文喜相

(born 1945)
13 July 2018 Incumbent 2 years, 359 days Democratic Uijeongbu A,
Gyeonggi

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 5th National Assembly was a bicameral legislature. Kwak was the Speaker of the House of Commons. The President of the Senate was Baek Nak-jun (8 August 1960 – 16 May 1961).