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Kim in 1962
|9th Prime Minister of South Korea|
June 4, 1971 – December 18, 1975
|Preceded by||Baek Du-jin|
|Succeeded by||Choi Kyu-hah|
August 18, 1998 – January 12, 2000
|Preceded by||Goh Kun|
|Succeeded by||Park Tae-joon|
January 7, 1926|
Buyeo County, Japanese Korea
|Died||June 23, 2018
Seoul, South Korea
|Political party||Liberty Korea Party|
|United Liberal Democrats (1996–2006)
Democratic Republican (1963–1980)
(m. 1951; died 2015)
|Alma mater||Korean Military Academy|
|Branch/service||South Korea Army|
|Years of service||1949–1961|
Kim Jong-pil (January 7, 1926 – June 23, 2018) was a South Korean politician and founder of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA), now the National Intelligence Service), who served as Prime Minister twice, from 1971–1975 during president Park Chung-hee (1961–1979) and from 1998–2000 during president Kim Dae-jung (1998–2002).
Early life and career
Kim Jong-pil was born in Buyeo County, Chungcheongnam-do. He was educated under Japanese imperial rule during primary school from 8 years old and onward, until 19 years. He graduated from the Korea Military Academy in 1949.
He studied in the USA in 1951 and participated in the Korean War as an intelligence officer of the Republic of Korea Army.
In 1963, he founded the Democratic Republican Party (South Korea). In 1971 he first served as Prime Minister of South Korea 1971 to 1975. He assumed the same position from 1998 to 2000. In 2004, he announced his retirement from politics after his bid for a tenth term in the National Assembly failed.
He served as Korea Scout Association President until June 6, 1969. In 1967 he received the highest distinction of the Scout Association of Japan, the Golden Pheasant Award.
Kim died on June 23, 2018, at Shindangdon Northern Seoul at the age of 92. His tomb was made at his hometown.
His state funeral was held on June 24, 2018.
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