Chung Won-shik

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Chung.
Chung Won-shik
Hangul 정원식
Hanja
Revised Romanization Chung Won-shik
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Wŏnsik
Pen name
Hangul 서호
Hanja 西
Revised Romanization Seoho
McCune–Reischauer Sŏho

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

Life

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.[1]

President Roh Tae-woo named him Acting Prime Minister on 24 May 1991.[2] 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.[3]

See also

References

  1. "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. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  2. "South Korean Leader Names Prime Minister". New York Times. 24 May 1991. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  3. Shim, Jae Hoon (29 June 1995). 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 "Enter the experts: a new breed of politician challenges the old guard" Check |url= value (help). Far Eastern Economic Review. 158: 32. 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