Nam Duck-woo

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Nam Duck-woo (22 April 1924 – 18 May 2013) was the 12th Prime Minister of South Korea from 1980 to 1982.

Nam Duck-woo
Revised Romanization Namdeoku
McCune–Reischauer Namdŏku

Nam received his PhD in economics from Oklahoma State University. He served as finance minister from 1969 to 1974 under the Presidency of Park Chung-hee. He was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister in 1974 and served in this position till 1978. Under President Chun Doo-hwan, Nam was the prime minister from 1980 to 1982.

Nam served as the International Chair of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) from 1983 to 1985.


On May 18, 2013, Duck-woo died of testicular cancer at the age of 89.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Obituary
Political offices

Preceded by
Pak Choong-hoon (acting)
Prime Minister of South Korea
Succeeded by
Yoo Chang-soon
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