House of Councillors

참의원 (參議院)

Chamuiwon (RR), Ch'amŭiwŏn (MR)
Type
Type
History
Founded7 July 1952 (de jure)
8 August 1960 (de facto)
Disbanded16 May 1961
Seats58 (1960–1961)
Elections
Plurality-at-large voting
Last election
29 June 1960

The House of Councillors (Korean hangul: 참의원, hanja: 參議院) was the upper house of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea during its Second Republic. The House of Councillors was established by the Constitution of the Second Republic of Korea, which established a bicameral legislature. Officially, a House of Councillors was provided for by the Constitution of the First Republic, but the House of Representatives acted as the only house in a unicameral legislature since the House of Councillors was not actually established.

Leadership

President of the House of Councillors

President Political party Took office Left office Legislature
Baek Nak-jun
백낙준
白樂濬

Member for Seoul
(1895–1985)
Independent August 8, 1960 May 16, 1961 5th National Assembly

Vice President of the House of Councillors

President Political party Took office Left office Legislature
So Seon-gyu
소선규
蘇宣奎

Member for North Jeolla
(1903–1968)
Democratic 4 August 1948 30 May 1954 5th National Assembly

See also