Lee in November 2005
|South Korean Ambassador to the United States|
November 10, 2005 – March 2009
|Preceded by||Hong Seok-hyun|
|Succeeded by||Han Duck-soo|
|South Korean Ambassador to Israel|
July 2000 – February 2002
October 26, 1945 |
Seorabeol, Southern Korea
(now Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea)
|Alma mater||Seoul National University (1970)|
|Revised Romanization||Yi Taesik|
Lee Tae-sik (born 26 October 1945) is a South Korean diplomat.
Early life and education
Lee then joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and was employed as first secretary in the South Korean embassy in Washington, D.C. from 1981 to 1984. He later went on to pursue a higher degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, graduating in 1988. His first ambassadorial-rank posting was to Israel, from July 2000 to February 2002. He returned to South Korea to serve as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs until the following year when he became ambassador to the United Kingdom. In 2005 he had a brief stint back in Seoul as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, before being named as South Korea's ambassador to the U.S. in October 2005. He served in that position until March 2009, when he was replaced by Han Duck-soo.
- "South Korean ambassador to the United States Tae-sik Lee to give 2008 Graduate Commencement address". Virginia Tech News. 2008-04-20. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
- "Diplomatic Representation for South Korea". Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Protocol. 2013-06-07. Retrieved 2013-10-17.