Channing and Popai Liem papers, 1927-1997.
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Kim Dae Jung was born on January 6, 1924, son of a middle class farming family in Hayi-do, Korea. After graduating from high school in 1943 he took a position with a Japanese owned business. In 1945 he took over the business and soon became a respected member of the Korean business community. In 1961, in his fifth try for elected office, Kim won a seat in the Natinal Assembly. Shortly after the election Park Chung Hee seized power and dissolved the legislature. Kim assumed a positio...
Synman Rhee (1875-1965) was the first and last Head of State of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea and the President of South Korea from 1948-1960. He spent his early life as a Korean revolutionary, with his focus shifting to the Korean independence movement after Japanese occupation. Much of this period was spent in effective exile including while obtaining degrees from George Washington University and Harvard University before ultimately becoming the first Korean to receive...
Channing Liem was born in Whangai Province, North Korea, on Oct. 30, 1909. He came to the United States in 1930 where he attended Lafayette College (1930-1934), Princeton (1940-1945), and Yale (1954-1955). He served as Consultant on Far Eastern Affairs to the U.S. Office of Censorship (1942-1945) and assisted in the Korean independence movement. He also served as Permanent Observer for Korea to the United Nations, 1960-1961, and was a professor of political science and Asian studies at Chatham C...