Chen Yun (1905-95) was a native of Qingpu (now part of Shanghai). After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, he served as member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, Vice-Premier of the Government Administration Council and concurrently the head of the Central Financial and Economic Committee, and Vice-Premier of the State Council. In 1956, at the First Plenary Session of the Eighth Central Committee of the CPC, he was elected member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, member of its Standing Committee, and Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee. In 1987, at the Third Plenary Session of the Eleventh Central Committee of the CPC, he was elected member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau, Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee, and First Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. In 1987, he served as Chairman of the Central Advisory Commission.