Gim Du-han

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Gim Du-han
TitleMember of the National Assembly of South Korea
Term1954 - 1965
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Du-han
McCune–ReischauerKim Tuhan
Pen name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationUisong
McCune–ReischauerŬisong

Gim Du-han (1918–1972), also spelled Kim Du-han, was the leader of the Korean organised crime and the son of Kim Chwa-chin. His ho / pen name was Uisong.

Life[edit]

Career[edit]

Doo Han Gim was the leader of the Jongro street gang during the time under the Japanese rule. He was considered to be the greatest fist fighter in Korea during his time.

After the end of Imperial Japanese rule in Korea, Gim joined Syngman Rhee's Liberal Party, where he served as a politician. He was elected to the Third National Assembly in 1954 and the Sixth National Assembly in 1965.

Personal life[edit]

Gim was the grandfather of South Korean actor Song Il-gook whose mother, Kim Eul-dong, is a politician and the daughter of Gim, who was one year old when he died.

In popular culture[edit]

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