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Famous Politicians from South Korea

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List of famous politicians from South Korea, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular South Korean politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known South Korean politicians of all time, so if you're a native of South Korea and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from South Korea, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list contains politicians like Lee Jong-wook and Kang Young-hoon.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of South Korea in order to get more information about each one.
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Ban Ki-moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
age 75
Ban Ki-moon is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations after succeeding Kofi Annan in 2007. Before becoming Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea's ...more
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Chang Myon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Dec. at 67 (1899-1966)
Chang Myon was a South Korean politician, educator, diplomat, journalist and social activist as well as a Roman Catholic youth activist. He was the fourth and last Vice President of the First ...more
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Cho Jun-hyuk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Cho Jun-hyuk age 59
Cho Jun-hyuk is a South Korean politician and an advocate of the South Korean New Right political movement. He is currently the head of the conservative teachers' union, Union of Education ...more
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Choi Kyu-hah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Dec. at 87 (1919-2006)
Choi Kyu-hah, also spelled Choi Kyu-ha, was the fourth President of South Korea between 1979 and 1980.
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Chun Doo-hwan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
age 88
Chun Doo-hwan is a ROK Army general who served as the leader of South Korea from 1979 to 1988, ruling as an unelected leader from December 1979 to September 1980, and the fifth President of ...more
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Chung Doo-un is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Chung Doo-un age 62
Chung Doo-un is a South Korean politician. when 2000 to 2003 was Vicemayor of Seoul He along with Chu ho-young and Park Hyung-jun are close associates of President Lee Myung-bak but he has later ...more
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Chung Il-kwon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Chung Il-kwon Dec. at 77 (1917-1994)
Chung Il-kwon was a South Korean politician, diplomat and soldier. A general in the Republic of Korea Army, he served as Foreign Minister of Korea 1963 to 1964, and Prime Minister of South Korea ...more
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Chung Un-chan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
age 71
Chung Un-chan was the Prime Minister of South Korea. He was a professor of Seoul National University from 1978 to 2009, serving as the president of the university from July 2002 to July 2006 ...more
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Goh Kun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Goh Kun age 81
Goh Kun is a South Korean politician. He served as Prime Minister of South Korea from 1997 to 1998 and from 2003 to 2004. In his more recent term, he assumed the role of interim President ...more
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Ham Tae-young is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Dec. at 92 (1872-1964)
Ham Tae-young was a South Korean politician, pastor and leader of the Presbyterian Church of Korea. He succeeded Kim Seong-su as the third Vice President of South Korea, a post that he held from ...more
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Han Duck-soo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
age 70
Han Duck-soo was the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea from 2007 until February 2008. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Korea International Trade Association. Han holds a Ph.D. in ...more
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Han Myeong-sook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
age 75
Han Myeong-sook was the Prime Minister of South Korea from April 2006 to March 2007. She is South Korea's first female prime minister. She was from the United New Democratic Party as a member of ...more
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Han Seung-soo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
age 83
Dr. Han Seung-soo KBE is a South Korean politician and diplomat. He was Prime Minister of South Korea from 29 February 2008 to 28 September 2009, and was the President of the 56th session of the ...more
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Heo Jeong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Heo Jeong Dec. at 92 (1896-1988)
Heo Jeong was a South Korean politician and Korean independence activist, who served as the sixth prime minister of South Korea during the country's Second Republic. In 1960 he was an acting ...more
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Jeon Yeo-ok is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Jeon Yeo-ok age 60
Jeon Yeo-ok is a conservative female South Korean politician who came from a journalist background. Of a pro-Lee Myung-bak background, she is known for expressing unsatisfying discontent against ...more
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Jung Hong-won is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Jung Hong-won age 75
Jung Hong-Won is a South Korean politician. He is the current Prime Minister of South Korea.
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Kang Young-hoon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Kang Young-hoon age 97
Kang Young-Hoon was the Prime Minister of South Korea from 5 December 1988 until 27 December 1990, and acting Prime Minister until 16 December 1988. Kang holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a ...more
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Kim Dae-jung is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Dec. at 84 (1925-2009)
Kim Dae-jung was the 8th President of South Korea from 1998 to 2003, and the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. He came to be called the "Nelson Mandela of Asia" for his long-standing ...more
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Kim Hwang-sik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Kim Hwang-sik age 71
Kim Hwang-sik is a South Korean lawyer and politician who became the country's Prime Minister on 1 October 2010. He is the former Chairperson of the Board of Audit and Inspection.
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Kim Jong-pil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Kim Jong-pil age 93
Kim Jong-pil is a South Korean politician and founder of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, who served as Prime Minister twice, from 1971–1975 and from 1998–2000.
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Kim Gu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Kim Gu Dec. at 73 (1876-1949)
Kim Koo was a Korean nationalist politician. He was the sixth and later the last president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, a leader of Korean independence movement ...more
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Kim Moon-soo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Kim Moon-soo age 68
Kim Moon-soo is a Korean Saenuri Party politician and the 32nd Governor of Gyeonggi Province in South Korea. A former labor activist, he began his career in politics when he participated in the ...more
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Kim Sung-hwan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Kim Sung-hwan age 66
Kim Sung-hwan is the Republic of Korea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. His previous positions include Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Senior Secretary to the President ...more
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Kim Yoon-ok is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
Kim Yoon-ok age 72
Kim Yoon-ok is the former First Lady of the Republic of Korea.
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Kim Young-sam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from South Korea
age 92
Kim Young-sam is a South Korean politician and democratic activist, who served as the seventh President of South Korea from 1993 to 1998. From 1961, he spent almost 30 years as one of the ...more