Chung Won-shik

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Chung.
Chung Won-shik
Hangul 정원식
Hanja
Revised Romanization Chung Won-shik
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Wŏnsik
Pen name
Hangul 서호
Hanja 西
Revised Romanization Seoho
McCune–Reischauer Sŏho

Chung Won-shik (born 5 August 1928) is a South Korean politician, educator, and soldier. He was the 23rd Prime Minister of South Korea.

Life[edit]

From 1951 to 1955, he served as an officer to South Korean Army. Following that, he worked for years as a professor of Seoul National University.

During his tenure as education minister, he established a reputation for toughness.[1]

President Roh Tae-woo named him Acting Prime Minister on 24 May 1991.[2] On 8 July 1991, he was appointed Prime Minister of South Korea.

He was one of three candidates for the mayor of Seoul in 1995.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Around The World: Premier Named in S. Korea". The Washington Post (1974-Current file); ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1994) pg. A26. May 25, 1991. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "South Korean Leader Names Prime Minister". New York Times. 24 May 1991. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Shim, Jae Hoon (29 June 1995). Shim, J. H. Enter the experts: a new breed of politician challenges the old guard. Far Eastern Economic Review v. 158 (June 29, 1995) p. 32 "Enter the experts: a new breed of politician challenges the old guard". Far Eastern Economic Review 158: 32. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Roh Jae-bong
Prime Minister of South Korea
(Acting)

1991
Succeeded by
Chung Won-sik
Preceded by
Chung Won-sik
(Acting)
Prime Minister of South Korea
1991-1992
Succeeded by
Hyun Seung-jong
Preceded by
Kim Young-sik
Education Minister of South Korea
1988-1990
Succeeded by
Yun Hyung-seob