Lee Wan-gu


October 23, 2021

Lee Wan-gu (June 2, 1950 – October 14, 2021) was a South Korean politician and public official. He served as Prime Minister for 70 days from February 17 to April 27, 2015. He served as the 15th, 16th, 19th National Assembly member and the 35th Governor of Chungnam. He is the main building female.


Lee Wan-gu was born in Cheongyang, Chungcheongnam-do. He started his public life as a Hongseong-gun office clerk. He served one year in the military service as a supplementary service while serving as a secretary of the Hongseong-gun Office. After that, he worked as a secretary of the Economic Planning Board, then moved to the police and worked as the chief of Hongseong Police Station. From 1986 to 1989 he served as Consul of the Interior at the Consulate General in Los Angeles. After that, he served as the head of the Chungbuk Provincial Police Agency and the Chungnam Provincial Police Agency. He left the police in 1995 and joined the Democratic Liberal Party. He ran for the 15th general election as a member of the New Korea Party in Cheongyang-gun and Hongseong-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, and was elected as the 15th National Assembly member. He was the only member of the New Korea Party to be elected as a member of the New Korea Party in the Chungnam region where the Liberal Democrats had super strong in the election. When the government was changed in 1998, he left the Grand National Party and joined the Liberal Democrats immediately after converting to an independent member of the National Assembly. He was also elected in the 2000 general election and became a re-elected member of the National Assembly, and was included in the delegation of the inter-Korean summit in 2000 to visit North Korea. He left the LDP in 2002 and rejoined the Grand National Party, but did not run for the 17th general election. Meanwhile, Lee Wan-gu became the subject of controversy as he served as a member of the National Assembly while concurrently serving as a professor at Kyonggi University. He resigned after protesting against the amendments made by Sejong City. After that, Lee Wan-gu was away from politics and relationships for several years, and he suffered from multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. In the 2013 South Korean by-election, Lee Wan-gu was elected as a member of the Saenuri Party and became a member of the National Assembly for a third term. Since May 2014, he has served as the floor leader of the Saenuri Party. On January 23, 2015, he was nominated as the 43rd Prime Minister, but the opposition parties such as the New Politics Alliance for Democracy strongly opposed his appointment due to suspicions of evasion of military service and speculation in real estate. After much controversy, a personnel hearing was held, and on February 16, at the National Assembly plenary session, 148 votes in favor, 128 votes against, and 5 invalid votes, the motion for his appointment was passed. took office as Prime Minister. After that, due to the suspicion of being involved in the 'Sung Wan Jong List' and the public outrage over it, he resigned on April 20, 63 days after the appointment of the prime minister, and the president, who was traveling abroad at the time, practically accepted it, and on April 27, the president His resignation was confirmed by formally accepting his resignation. He resigned as prime minister after a transfer ceremony at the government complex in Seoul. His tenure as Prime Minister was 70 days. On January 28, 2020, he declared that he would not run for the 21st National Assembly election. On October 14, 2021, he died of blood cancer at the age of 71.


May 1974: Passed the 15th Administrative High School Examination 1974: Secretary of Hongseong-gun Office 1975 - August 1977: Secretary of the Economic Planning Board August 1977 ~ November 1981: Inspection of the Security Headquarters (dispatch of the National Security Emergency Response Committee, Investigation Division 1 of the Security Headquarters, International Criminal Division, etc.) November 1981 - 1982: Daejeon Provincial Police Agency Hongseong Police Station Chief (Superintendent) June 1982 - July 1984: Chief of the Police Department, Police Department, Public Security Headquarters July 1984 - March 1985: Head of the 3rd Division, Information Division 2, Public Security Headquarters March 1985 - January 1986: Chi

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