Kim Chol-man

Colonel General

Kim Chol-man
Born2 November 1920
South Pyongan Province, Japanese Korea
Died3 December 2018 (aged 98)
Pyongyang, North Korea
Allegiance North Korea
Service/branchKorean People's Army
Years of service1937–2018
RankColonel General
Battles/warsKorean War
AwardsHero of the Republic
Double Hero
Kim Chol-man
Chosŏn'gŭl
김철만
Hancha
金鐵萬
Revised RomanizationGim Cheolman
McCune–ReischauerKim Ch'ŏl Man

Kim Chol-man (김철만; 2 November 1920 – 3 December 2018)[1] was a North Korean politician and military official. He was a member of several important committees and organizations, including the Central Military Commission, the Politburo, and the Second Economic Committee. He was at the forefront of the North Korean munitions industry, the country's economic base. In old age Kim was no longer considered a major player in North Korean politics, having retired from most of his important posts.

Early life and education

Kim was born in 1920 in South Pyongan Province. He is the brother-in-law of Han Dok-su, former chairman of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan.[1]

He was trained at the Frunze Military Academy in the Soviet Union, then known as the RKKA Military Academy.[1]

Other Languages
한국어: 김철만
русский: Ким Чхоль Ман
中文: 金铁万