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Song Yo chan

Preceded by  Jang Do-young
Political party  Military
President  Yun Bo-seon
Name  Song Yo-chan

Preceded by  Heo Jeong
Role  Political figure
Nationality  Korean
Succeeded by  Park Chung-hee
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Born  February 13, 1918 Chungcheongnam-do, Colonel Korea (now South Korea) (1918-02-13)
Alma mater  George Washington University
Died  October 18, 1980, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Education  George Washington University

Song Yo Chan (February 13, 1918 – October 18, 1980) was prime minister (Chief Cabinet Minister - Military Rule) of South Korea from 3 July 1961 to 16 June 1962. Previously, he had been the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 22 July 1961 - 10 October 1961 and was a Lieutenant General. He ordered the arrest of corrupt officers in the army.

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He had studied politics and economics at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. During the final days of the First Republic of South Korea of president Syngman Rhee, he declared martial law and forced the president into resignment. Song Yo Chan refused to quell the student-led protesters. Even though the police asked for bullets and troops. The protests are known as the April Revolution.

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Song Yo-chan Wikipedia


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