Jeong Seung-hwa

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Jeong.
Jeong Seung-hwa
Personal details
Born (1929-02-27)27 February 1929
Gimcheon, North Gyeongsang Province
South Korea
Died 12 June 2002(2002-06-12) (aged 73)
Nationality South Korean
Political party Tongil Minjudang
Alma mater Korea Military Academy
Profession military officer, politician
Korean name
Hangul 정승화
Revised Romanization Jeong Seung-hwa
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Sŭnghwa

Jeong Seung-hoa (정승화, 鄭昇和 1926 ~ 2002) was a South Korean soldier, and the 22nd Republic of Korea Army Chief of Staff. He was in Gungjeong-dong during the assassination of President Park Chung-hee.

After President Park's death, Jeong ruled South Korea as the chief martial law administrator. He plotted to exclude political soldiers such as Hanahoe. In result, Hanahoe's members such as Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo committed Coup d'état of December Twelfth and arrested Jeong.[1] Jeong was unjustly accused of the assassination of Park and tortured.

Jeong regained the impaired reputation in 1997, after 17 years from Coup d'état. He died in 2002.

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  1. ^ Chun Sung-woo (28 July 2010). "Ex-general who tried to repress coup in 1979 dies". Korea Herald. Retrieved 31 July 2010.