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Park Seh-jik (Korean박세직; Hanja朴世直; 18 September 1933 – 27 July 2009) was a South Korean general officer and politician, major assignments including the Mayor of Seoul and the Director of Agency for National Security Planning (ANSP), a preceding agency of the National Intelligence Service (NIS). He was President of the Seoul Organizing Committee for the 1986 Asian Games and 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[1] He died of acute pneumonia on 27 July 2009.[2]

Park Seh-jik

23rd Mayor of Seoul
In office
27 December 1990 – 18 February 1991
Preceded byGoh Kun
Succeeded byRhee Hai-won
President of the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee
In office
May 7, 1986 – April 3, 1989
LeaderJuan Antonio Samaranch
Preceded byRoh Tae-woo
Succeeded byPasqual Maragall
Personal details
Born(1933-09-18)18 September 1933
Chilgok, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Died27 July 2009(2009-07-27) (aged 75)
Seoul, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Political partyDemocratic Liberal Party
Spouse(s)Hong Suk-ja
Children2 sons and 1 daughter
Military service
Branch/service Republic of Korea Army
Park Seh-jik
Revised RomanizationBak Sejik
McCune–ReischauerPak Sejik
Pen name
Revised RomanizationIndong


Early lifeEdit


Graduated from Busan Teachers' College Republic of Korea Military Academy 12th Science Inc. Korea Army Infantry School graduation Graduated from ROK Army Engineer School Seoul National University Graduate School of English Language and Literature Literature MA Graduated from Korea Army University, American University of Southern California Graduate School of Education Graduate, Ph.D.

Non-degree completionEdit

Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Administration 8 Graduated from Seoul National University Graduate School of Business 11

Honorary doctorateEdit

US Columbia University Honors Philosophy Dr. Doctor of Honor Humanities Science, Tarson University, Maryland State, USA Honorary Doctorate in Humanities at Christ Baptist University in Dallas, Texas, USA Honorary Doctorate of Humanities at Aiken University, USA Doctor of Honorary Education, Daegu University Daejeon University honorary Military Science doctorate degree


Military serviceEdit

Sports careerEdit

On May 7, 1986, Park was appointed and nominated as President of the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee to replace Roh Tae-woo before stepping down.

As a mayorEdit

Personal lifeEdit



  1. ^ Hoare, James E. (2015). "Park Seh-jik". Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea. Rowman & Littlefield.
  2. ^ Jung Sung-ki (27 July 2009). "Chief of Veterans' Association Dies". Korea Times. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Roh Tae-woo
President of Organizing Committee for Summer Olympic Games
Succeeded by
  Pasqual Maragall
Political offices
Preceded by
Goh Kun
Mayor of Seoul
Succeeded by
Lee Haewon
Preceded by
Bae Myung-in
Director of the Agency for National Security Planning (ANSP)
Succeeded by
Seo Dong-kown