Yun Posun

Yun Posun
윤보선
Yun Bo-seon.jpg
President of South Korea
In office
August 13, 1960 – March 22, 1962
Prime MinisterHo Chong
Chang Myon
Song Yo-chan
Preceded bySyngman Rhee
Succeeded byPark Chung-hee
Personal details
Born(1897-08-26)August 26, 1897
Sinhang-ri, Dunpo-myeon, Asan County, South Chungcheong, Korea
DiedJuly 18, 1990(1990-07-18) (aged 92)
Anguk-dong, Jongno District, Seoul, South Korea
Resting placeYun Family Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic (1955)
New Democratic (1967)
(Liberalism in South Korea)
Spouse(s)Lady Min (1915?–1937), Gong Deok-gwi (1948–1990)
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh (B.A., M.A.)
ReligionPresbyterianism
Signature
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationYun Boseon
McCune–ReischauerYun Posŏn
Pen name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHaewi
McCune–ReischauerHaewi
Courtesy name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGyeongcheon
McCune–ReischauerKyŏngch'ŏn

Yun Posun (Hangul윤보선; Hanja尹潽善; Korean pronunciation: [jun.bo.sʌn] or [jun] [po.sʌn]; August 26, 1897 – July 18, 1990) was a Korean independence activist and politician, who served as President of South Korea from 1960 to 1962 before being replaced by the long-serving Park Chung-hee as a result of the May 16 coup in 1961.

Having entered politics after World War II, Yun served as Secretary to Korea's Chief of Staff in 1947; and was Mayor of Seoul in 1948. He served as Commerce Minister for the newly liberated Korea from 1949–1950. In 1955 Yun helped establish the South Korean Democratic Party.

Early life

Yun Posun was born in Dunpo-myeon, Asan, South Chungcheong Province in 1897. He was a son of Yun Chiso (윤치소, 1871–1944) and Lady Yi Beomsuk (이범숙, 1876–1969). Yun studied in the United Kingdom, graduating with a Master of Arts from the University of Edinburgh in 1930. He returned to Korea in 1932.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Yun Po-sun
Alemannisch: Yun Bo-seon
العربية: ين بو سون
aragonés: Yun Po-sun
Bân-lâm-gú: Yun Posun
беларуская: Юн Бо Сон
Bikol Central: Yun Bo-seon
català: Yun Bo-seon
Cebuano: Yun Bo-seon
čeština: Jon Po-son
Cymraeg: Yun Bo-seon
Deutsch: Yun Bo-seon
Ελληνικά: Γιουν Μπο-σον
español: Yun Bo-seon
euskara: Yun Bo-seon
فارسی: یون بوسان
français: Yun Po-sun
贛語: 尹潽善
한국어: 윤보선
Bahasa Indonesia: Yun Bo-seon
isiZulu: Yun Bo-seon
italiano: Yun Bo-seon
עברית: יון פו-סאן
ქართული: იუნ ბო სონი
қазақша: Юн Бо Сон
Latina: Yun Boseon
lietuvių: Yun Posun
magyar: Jun Boszon
Malagasy: Yun Po-sun
мокшень: Юн Бо Сон
монгол: Юнь Бу-сонь
Nederlands: Yun Bo-seon
日本語: 尹ボ善
occitan: Yun Bo-seon
polski: Yun Bo-seon
português: Yun Bo-seon
Runa Simi: Yun Bo-seon
русский: Юн Бо Сон
Scots: Yun Posun
Simple English: Yun Poson
slovenčina: Jun Po-son
Sranantongo: Yun Bo-seon
svenska: Yun Bo-seon
Tagalog: Yun Bo-seon
Türkçe: Yun Boseon
Türkmençe: Yun Bosun
українська: Юн Бо Сон
Tiếng Việt: Yun Bo-seon
吴语: 尹潽善
Yorùbá: Yun Bo-seon
粵語: 尹潽善
中文: 尹潽善