Chung Won-shik

Chung Won-shik (5 August 1928[1] – 12 April 2020) was a South Korean politician, educator, soldier, and author. He was the 21st Prime Minister of South Korea.


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
Seoul, Japanese Korea
Died12 April 2020(2020-04-12) (aged 91)
South Korea
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJeong Wonsik
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Wontik

LifeEdit

From 1951 to 1955, Chung 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] Chung died from kidney disease on 12 April 2020, aged 91.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profile of Chung Won-shik
  2. ^ "Around The World: Premier Named in S. Korea". The Washington Post. May 25, 1991. p. A26. 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 the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Ex-Prime Minister Chung passes way at 91
Political offices
Preceded by
Ro Jai-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 Soong-jong
Preceded by
Kim Young-sik
Education Minister of South Korea
1988–1990
Succeeded by
Yun Hyung-seob