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  Syngman Rhee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rhee graduated in 1907 from The George Washington University, where he was a member of the prestigious Enosinian Society, and from Harvard University in 1909 with a Master of Arts.
Rhee enrolled at Princeton University in September of 1909, and apparently obtained a Ph.D. in Politics on June 14, 1910 at the age of 35.
Rhee was elected the first president of South Korea on 10 May 1948 by a parliamentary vote, defeating Kim Koo, the last president of the Provisional Government by a count of 180-16 after left-wing parties boycotted the election.
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 Syngman Rhee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Syngman Rhee (March 26, 1875 - July 19, 1965) was a Korean politician and the first president of South Korea.
Rhee obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at George Washington University in 1907 and a Master's Degree in 1909 at Harvard Univerisity.
Rhee enrolled at Princeton University in September of 1909 and obtained a Ph.D. on June 14, 1910 at the age of 33.
www.boyntonbeach.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Syngman_Rhee   (680 words)

  
 AsiaSource: Asia Biography - a resource of the Asia Society
Syngman Rhee was born in Hwanghae Province of central Korea and died in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Rhee's stature as a fighter and spokesman for Korea's cause was such that after the Korean national independence uprising of 1 March 1919, he was named president of the Korean Provisional Government in Exile at Shanghai.
Rhee returned to Korea on 16 October 1945 with the encouragement of his own group of conservative American supporters and of the American military occupation authorities, whose commander, General John Hodge, personally introduced him to a press conference at the capital.
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 Syngman Rhee -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Syngman Rhee or Lee Seungman (March 26, 1875 – July 19, 1965) was a Korean politician and the first president of South Korea.
Rhee enrolled at Princeton University in September of 1909, and apparently obtained a Ph.D. in Politics on June 14, 1910 at the age of 33.
Rhee was elected the first president of South Korea on 10 May, 1948 by a parliamentary vote, defeating Kim Koo by a margin of 180-16 after left-wing parties boycotted the election.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Syngman_Rhee   (1192 words)

  
 CNN Cold War - Profile: Syngman Rhee
In 1948, Rhee was elected president of the newly founded South Korean republic.
After the war, Rhee allowed himself to be isolated from events by a small circle of advisers.
Rhee went into voluntary exile in Hawaii, where he died in Honolulu on July 19, 1965 at age 90.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/kbank/profiles/rhee   (384 words)

  
 Who Was Rhee Syngman?
Rhee was penniless and the Princeton University waived the fees and the Princeton Theological Seminary gave him free room and board (Rhee's mailing address was: 111 Hodge Hall, Princeton, NJ) on Rhee's promise that he would return to Korea to spread the Gospel.
Rhee was finally expelled by Kim Ku from the KPG in 1925 for embezzelements (in 1960, he was expelled again, being accused of taking $20 million from his Seoul government among other misdeed).
Rhee died on July 19, 1965 at the age of 90 of a stroke.
www.kimsoft.com /2000/rhee.htm   (1790 words)

  
 Syngman Rhee - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rhee was born on April 26, 1875, in Hwanghae Province, in present North Korea.
Rhee was unable to produce any significant economic development despite much aid from the United...
The most important event in Korea during the year was undoubtedly the overthrow of the Rhee government by a combination of student riots, public discontent, and U.S. pressure.
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 Syngman Rhee: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Syngman Rhee (March 26, EHandler: no quick summary.
(and Rhee's heir apparent Yi Gi-bung was declared the victor in an election that the opposition claimed was rigged.
Rhee's ideology has been summarized as "뭉치면 살고 흩어지면 죽는다" or "United we stand, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sy/syngman_rhee.htm   (2083 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Syngman Rhee (Korean History, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Syngman Rhee[sing´mun rE] Pronunciation Key, 1875–1965, Korean statesman, president of the Republic of Korea (1948–60).
Rhee went to the United States, where he studied at Harvard and Princeton (Ph.D., 1910), and after returning to Korea went to Hawaii for a time.
Reelected to his fourth term in 1960, Rhee was accused of rigging the election.
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 South Korea - The Syngman Rhee Era, 1946-60
Because Rhee's four-year term of office was to end in August 1952 under the 1948 constitution, and because he had no prospect of being reelected by the National Assembly, he supported a constitutional amendment, introduced in November 1951, to elect the president by popular vote.
Rhee was reelected by default because his principal opponent had died while receiving medical treatment in the United States just before the election.
Rhee, a self-righteous man convinced of his indispensability to Korea, loathed his critics and opponents and equated criticism with treason.
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 Execution of his father played key role in Syngman Rhee's ministry - 4/27/00
Rhee, one of four candidates for moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA), recalls standing before his father's grave in 1957, seven years after his father was executed.
Rhee joined the South Korean Marines and in 1953 was sent to the United States for special training at the U.S. Marine School in Quantico, Va. He says he struck up close friendships with Christian Marine officers and that they continued to correspond after he went back to South Korea.
Rhee now live in Richmond where he is a professor of mission and evangelism and director of the Asian American Ministry and Mission Center at Union Theological Seminary.
www.layman.org /layman/news/news-from-pcusa/rhee-syngman-profile.htm   (1080 words)

  
 Syngman Rhee
Korean political leader Syngman Rhee was imprisoned at age 22 for a period of seven years for protesting in favor of reform in Korea.
After the Japanese surrender, Rhee became President of Korea, and was re-elected four times.
Syngman Rhee : The Man Behind the Myth.
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 Rhee Syngman - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rhee, Syngman (1875-1965), president of South Korea (1948-1960).
Rhee was born on April 26, 1875, in Hwanghae Province, now in North Korea.
Its first president was Syngman Rhee, who was elected by a legislature formed by popular...
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 The Korea Times : [The Dawn of Modern Korea] (338) Rhee and the Japanese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Syngman Rhee, the ROK President between 1948 and 1960, passionately hated two enemies: one was Communism and the other was Japan.
When Syngman Rhee sent them to Japan, he made clear that they should win or else… Taking into consideration the still fresh memory of the colonial era, the athletes were no doubt eager to win themselves – and they did it brilliantly, winning a trip to the World Cup.
The high tide of Syngman Rhee’s official anti-Tokyo stance was marked by the campaign against the Japanese agreement with North Korea in 1959.
times.hankooki.com /lpage/opinion/200511/kt2005110616340054130.htm   (843 words)

  
 Nathan's Updates from Seoul: Eehwajang: The Home of President Syngman Rhee
Syngman Rhee also freed anti-communist prisoners, and was involved in the fight against Communism in Vietnam.
Syngman Rhee's last days were lived in exile in the company of his wife in his tiny house in Hawaii.
Syngman will be rehabilitated, at least for some of his countrymen; I must say, however, that this was not the purpose of my visit, as prior to the visit I knew only that Syngman Rhee was the country's first President.
hifromseoul.blogspot.com /2005/05/eehwajang-home-of-president-syngman.html   (3029 words)

  
 Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
His mother, who was concerned for the safety of Syngman and his younger brother because she felt they would be forced to serve in the military, urged the two brothers to temporarily flee to the south.
Syngman can still remember his mother telling him that even though they would be separated they would still see each other in their prayers.
In 1973, Syngman accepted a new call to serve the larger church as Area Coordinator for the Middle East at the World Mission Division of the Office of the General Assembly of the denomination, which at the time was located in New York City.
www.lpts.edu /Alumni/Alumni_Article.asp?intID=13   (1906 words)

  
 Monster Island (actually a peninsula): October 16, 1950 archives
Rhee's father, a descendant of the Yi family* which ruled Korea from 1392 to 1910, saw to it that his son got a Korean gentleman's education in the Chinese language and Confucian classics.
In 1939 Rhee and Franziska moved to Washington, where Rhee acted as U.S. representative of the Provisional Government and arbiter of all Korean activities in the U.S. They lived simply, bought a twelve-room stucco house on 16th Street only after advisers suggested that it would be a good idea to have a reasonably impressive establishment.
Rhee's obdurate stand in effect divided South Koreans into two parties, one made up of people who agreed with Syngman Rhee, the other of people who, along with General Hodge and the U.S. State Department, hoped that Korea could be united by a compromise with the Communists.
kushibo.blogspot.com /2005/09/october-16-1950-archives.html   (3690 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Syngman Rhee
Syngman Rhee was born on March the 26th 1875, the son of an impoverished yangban, Rhee Kyong Sun.
Unfortunately Rhee was the next to go when he too was expelled from KPG 1925, and returned in disgrace to Hawaii.
South Korean politics throughout Rhee’s regime, which lasted from 19481960, was dominated when his struggle to remain in power and the opposition’s efforts to unseat him.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A2127881   (430 words)

  
 sygrhee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Syngman Rhee was the first Democratic president of the Republic of South Korea.
Born on April 26, 1875 in Whanghai Province, Korea, Rhee was from a family background of yangbans (Korean aristocracy).
Rhee became very active in politics, as he played a role in the Independence Club.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~jeehan/sygrhee.html   (236 words)

  
 ON THIS DAY | 19 | 1965: S Korea's first president dies in exile
The former leader of the Republic of South Korea, Syngman Rhee, has died in exile in the US state of Hawaii at the age of 90.
Syngman Rhee did not return until Japan's defeat in the Second World War and the occupation of Korea by American and Soviet troops.
Mr Rhee emerged as the main anti-communist politician in South Korea and in 1947 he received the unofficial support of the US Government in his bid to become president.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/19/newsid_2984000/2984314.stm   (426 words)

  
 Syngman Rhee at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Syngman Rhee (In official transliteration: I Seung-man; 이승만; 李承晚) (March 26, 1875 - July 19, 1965) was a Korean politician and the first President of South Korea.
The real contest was in the race for vice president (a separate one under the law of the time), and Rhee's heir-apparent Yi Gi-bung won in a blatantly rigged election.
This led to protests from the Japanese government, which claimed that the islets should be considered Japanese territoy.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Syngman_Rhee.html   (405 words)

  
 Syngman Rhee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Syngman Rhee was born in Kaesong, Korea, on 26th April, 1875.
Over the next two years Rhee emerged as the main right-wing politician in Korea and in 1947 he received the unofficial support of the United States government.
Syngman Rhee escaped to Hawaii where he remained until his death on 19th July, 1965.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /COLDsyngman.htm   (841 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - South Korea - The Syngman Rhee Era, 1946-60 - The Political Environment | South Korean Information ...
In the subsequent popular election in August, Rhee was reelected by 72 percent of the voters.
Thereafter, the issue of Rhee's age and the goal of electing Yi Ki-bung became an obsession.
In March 1960, the Liberal Party managed to reelect Rhee and to elect Yi Ki-bung vice president by the blatant use of force.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/south-korea/south-korea27.html   (810 words)

  
 PCUSA seeks to take over largest Korean congregation, place Syngman Rhee in pulpit - 4/28/05
The role of Rhee in the dispute was described in a document titled the "Declaration of Margaret S.Wentz" that was submitted by attorneys for the presbytery, synod and denomination.
Rhee, who is retired and has been living in Richmond, Va., was moderator of the 212th General Assembly (2000).
In 2001, at the 213th General Assembly, Rhee was one of the advocates for a "third way" compromise on the issue of whether to ordain practicing homosexuals.
www.layman.org /layman/news/2005-news/pcusa-seeks-to-take-over.htm   (1028 words)

  
 Presidential Papers, Doc#305 Secret To Syngman Rhee, 8 July 1953. In The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower
Robertson had reported that Rhee was continuing to express anxiety about South Korean security in the aftermath of an armistice.
Rhee feared that a divided Korea would be vulnerable to attack (State, Foreign Relations, 1952-1954, vol.
Rhee had, however, softened his position after receiving assurances that Senate leaders would support a mutual defense treaty and that the United States would press for Korean unification and the withdrawal of Chinese Communist troops (ibid., pp.
www.eisenhowermemorial.org /presidential-papers/first-term/documents/305.cfm   (404 words)

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