27 February 1929|
Gimcheon, North Gyeongsang Province
|Died||12 June 2002(aged 73)|
|Political party||Tongil Minjudang|
|Alma mater||Korea Military Academy|
|Profession||military officer, politician|
|Revised Romanization||Jeong Seung-hwa|
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. 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.
- Chun Sung-woo (28 July 2010). "Ex-general who tried to repress coup in 1979 dies". Korea Herald. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
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