Chung Won-shik

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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.[1] 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.[2]

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  1. "South Korean Leader Names Prime Minister". New York Times. 24 May 1991. Retrieved 19 June 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. '격동의 시대'를 살았던 보수원로, 정원식 전 국무총리 별세 (in Korean)