Chung Won-shik

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Chung Won-shik
정원식
21st Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
24 May 1991 – 7 July 1991
Acting
PresidentRoh Tae-woo
Preceded byRo Jai-bong
Succeeded byHyun Soong-jong
In office
8 July 1991 – 8 October 1992
Personal details
Born (1928-08-05) 5 August 1928 (age 91)
Seoul, Japanese Korea
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJeong Wonsik
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Wontik

Chung Won-shik (born 5 August 1928)[1] is a South Korean politician, educator, soldier, and author. He was the 23rd Prime Minister of South Korea.

Life[edit]

From 1951 to 1955, he served as an officer in the South Korean Army. Following that, he worked as a professor of Seoul National University. During his tenure as education minister, he established a reputation for toughness.[2] President Roh Tae-woo named him Acting Prime Minister on 24 May 1991.[3] 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.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile of Chung Won-shik
  2. ^ "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. ProQuest 140525557.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "South Korean Leader Names Prime Minister". New York Times. 24 May 1991. ProQuest 428063271.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Shim, Jae Hoon (29 June 1995). "Enter the experts: a new breed of politician challenges the old guard". Far Eastern Economic Review. 158: 32. Archived from 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 the original Check |url= value (help) on 7 July 2012. 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