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Lu Dadong

Lu Dadong
Governor of Sichuan
In office
December 1979 – April 1983
Preceded byZhao Ziyang
Succeeded byYang Xizong
Personal details
Guantao County, Hebei
Died28 August 1998 (aged 83)
Chengdu, Sichuan
Political partyCommunist Party of China

Lu Dadong (Chinese: 鲁大东; 1915 – 28 August 1998) was a communist revolutionary and politician of the People's Republic of China. He served as Communist Party Chief of Chongqing city and Governor of Sichuan province.[1][2]


Lu Dadong was a native of Guantao County, Hebei province. He joined the communist revolution in 1937 and the Communist Party of China (CCP) in 1938.[1]

In 1943 Lu studied at the Central Party School of the CCP in Yan'an. He was a commander of the People's Liberation Army during the Chinese Civil War and participated in numerous battles, including the Battle of Chengdu in Sichuan.[1]

After the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Lu Dadong was appointed Communist Party Chief of Leshan prefecture in Sichuan. He was later transferred to Chongqing (then under the administration of Sichuan province), rising to the position of First Party Secretary (party chief) of Chongqing (April 1974-November 1981[3]) and deputy party chief of Sichuan. From December 1979 to April 1983 he served as Governor of Sichuan.[1][2]

Lu disappeared from public life in September 1989,[2] and died on 28 August 1998 in Chengdu.[1]

Lu was an alternate member of the 9th and 10th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and a full member of the 11th and 12th Central Committees.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f 鲁大东同志逝世 [Lu Dadong passes away]. People's Daily (in Chinese). 1998-10-05. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  2. ^ a b c Bartke, Wolfgang (1997). Who was Who in the People's Republic of China. Walter de Gruyter. p. 311. ISBN 9783110968231.
  3. ^ Lamb, Malcolm, Directory of Officials and Organizations in China,"" M.E. Sharpe, London, 1994, p. 1117
Political offices
Preceded by
Zhao Ziyang
Governor of Sichuan
Succeeded by
Yang Xizong