Roh Moo-hyun

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Roh Moo-hyun
Official portrait, 2003
9th President of South Korea
In office
25 February 2003 – 25 February 2008[1]
Prime MinisterGoh Kun
Lee Hae-chan
Han Myung-sook
Han Duck-soo
Preceded byKim Dae-jung
Succeeded byLee Myung-bak
6th Minister of Oceans and Fisheries
In office
7 August 2000 – 25 March 2001
Preceded byLee Hang-kyu
Succeeded byChung Woo-taik
Member of the National Assembly
In office
22 July 1998 – 29 May 2000
Preceded byLee Myung-bak
Succeeded byChung In-bong
ConstituencyJongno (Seoul)
In office
30 May 1988 – 29 May 1992
Preceded byPark Chan-jong, Kim Jung-kil
Succeeded byHur Sam-soo
ConstituencyDong (Busan)
Personal details
Born(1946-08-06)6 August 1946
Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, Southern Korea
Died23 May 2009(2009-05-23) (aged 62)
Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
Cause of deathSuicide by jumping
Resting placeBongha Village
Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Political partyDemocratic (until 2003)
Uri (2003–2007)
Independent (2007–2008)
Democratic (2008–2009)
Kwon Yang-sook (m. 1972)
Military service
Allegiance South Korea
Branch/service Republic of Korea Army
Years of service1968–1971
Rank Sangbyeong (corporal)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationNo Mu-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerNo Muhyŏn

Roh Moo-Hyun (6 August 1946 – 23 May 2009) was a South Korean politician. He was the President of South Korea. He was born in Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. He took office on February 25, 2003. He is seen as one of the most popular presidents of South Korea.

After retirement from Cheongwadae, he was residing in Bongha Maeul, Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do until death. He committed suicide on May 23, 2009, by jumping off a cliff after being accused of taking bribes.

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  1. Suspended 12 March 2004 – 14 May 2004
    Acting President: Goh Kun

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