kids encyclopedia robot

Chung Won-shik facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Chung Won-shik
21st Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
24 May 1991 – 7 July 1991
President Roh Tae-woo
Preceded by Ro Jai-bong
Succeeded by Hyun Soong-jong
In office
8 July 1991 – 8 October 1992
Personal details
Born (1928-08-05)5 August 1928
Seoul, Japanese Korea
Died 12 April 2020(2020-04-12) (aged 91)
South Korea
Korean name
Revised Romanization Jeong Wonsik
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Wontik

Chung Won-shik (5 August 1928 – 12 April 2020) was a South Korean politician, educator, soldier, and author. He was the 23rd Prime Minister of South Korea from 1991 through 1992. 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. He served as South Korea's Education Minister from 1988 through 1990.

President Roh Tae-woo named him Acting Prime Minister on 24 May 1991. On 8 July 1991, he was appointed Prime Minister of South Korea. He ran for mayor of Seoul in 1995, but lost.

Chung died on 12 April 2020 in Seoul of kidney disease at the age of 91.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Chung Won-shik para niños

kids search engine
Chung Won-shik Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.