Kim Young-sam

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Birthday
20, 1927
Birthplace
South Korea
Death Date
Nov 22, 2015 (87)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
20, 1927
Birthplace
South Korea
Death Date
Nov 22, 2015 (87)

About

During the 1990s, this Democratic Liberal politician served as President of South Korea. Before taking office as president, he served multiple terms as a South Korean National Assembly member.

Before Fame

After receiving his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Seoul National University, he enlisted in the Republic of Korea Army.

Trivia

His presidential administration made major strides in the weeding out of higher-level government corruption in South Korea.

Family Life

Born and raised in Japanese-ruled Korea, he grew up speaking both countries' languages. His wife, Son Myung-soon, served as First Lady of South Korea during his presidential term.

Associated With

He was succeeded in office by Millennium Democratic Party leader Kim Dae-jung.