He was born in 1927 in Cuong Chinh commune, Tien Lu district of the northern province of Hung Yen. He joined the revolution in August 1945 and the Communist Party of Vietnam as its member in May 1946.
Hung served as stint as a member of the Party Central Committee in the fifth, sixth and seventh tenures, and Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court from July 1981 to June 1998. He was also a National Assembly deputy for the seventh, eighth and ninth tenures.
In recognition of his contributions to the nation and the revolutionary cause, a State-level funeral is set to be held on February 10.