Lee Beom-seok (foreign minister)

Lee Bum Suk (1925–1983, revised romanization I Beom-seok) was the Foreign Minister of South Korea from 1982 until his death. He was among the victims of the Rangoon bombing in 1983.

Lee Bum Suk
Foreign Minister of South Korea
In office
2 June 1982 – 9 October 1983
Personal details
BornSeptember 14, 1925
DiedOctober 9, 1983(1983-10-09) (aged 58)
Rangoon, Burma
NationalitySouth Korea
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Beom-seok
McCune–ReischauerYi Pŏmsŏk

He graduated from Korea University in 1946, and attended University of Maryland in 1961 and George Washington University in 1963.

He served as Head of the Korean Junior Red Cross, Head of the International Organizations division for the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1961, and continued to serve as Assistant to the Ambassador at the UN and the United States, Head of Protocols, Ambassador to Tunisia, Vice President of the Korean Red Cross, Head Representative for the North-South Korea Red Cross talks, Ambassador to India, Head of the Center for Reunification, Secretary-General for the Committee for Peaceful Reunification Policies, and Head Secretary for the President before he became the Foreign Minister in 1983.