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Jang Taek-sang

Andrew C. Nahm and James E. Hoare

Jang became ROK legislator in 1950, and then was appointed as prime minister in 1952.

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JANG TAEK-SANG (1893-1969). Educated at Edinburgh University, he was appointed as chief of the Seoul Metropolitan Police in 1945 by the United States Army Military Government in Korea. He became a legislator in 1950, and then was appointed as prime minister in 1952. Reelected to the National Assembly in 1954 and 1958, he served as chairman of the Anti-Communist Struggle Committee. Again elected in 1960 to the National Assembly, he was purged in 1961 by the military junta. In 1963 he reconstituted former President Syngman Rhee’s Liberal Party, but he and the new party played no significant role.

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