Chung Won-shik facts for kids
|21st Prime Minister of South Korea|
24 May 1991 – 7 July 1991
|Preceded by||Ro Jai-bong|
|Succeeded by||Hyun Soong-jong|
8 July 1991 – 8 October 1992
5 August 1928|
Seoul, Japanese Korea
|Died||12 April 2020
|Revised Romanization||Jeong Wonsik|
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.
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