Sohn Hak-kyu

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Sohn Hak-kyu
Son Hak-Gyu.jpg
Member of the National Assembly
In office
28 April 2011 – 29 May 2012
Preceded by Kang Jae-sup
Succeeded by Jhun Ha-jin
Constituency Bundang 2nd (Seongnam)
In office
30 May 2000 – 30 June 2002
Preceded by Cho Se-hyung
Succeeded by Jeon Jae-hee
Constituency Gwangmyeong (Gyeonggi)
In office
25 April 1993 – 6 April 1998
Preceded by Yoon Hang-youl
Succeeded by Cho Se-hyung
Constituency Gwangmyeong (Gyeonggi)
Governor of Gyeonggi Province
In office
1 July 2002 – 30 June 2006
Preceded by Lim Chang-youl
Succeeded by Kim Moon-soo
Minister of Health and Welfare
In office
13 November 1996 – 5 August 1997
Preceded by Lee Sung-ho
Succeeded by Choi Kwang
Personal details
Born 22 November 1947 (aged 70)
Siheung, South Korea
Political party People's Party (South Korea, 2016)
Alma mater Seoul National University
University of Oxford
Korean name
Revised Romanization Son Hak-gyu
McCune–Reischauer Son Hak-kyu

Sohn Hak-kyu (born November 22, 1947, Siheung, Gyeonggi-do) is a South Korean politician and the former governor of Gyeonggi-do, the most populous province in Korea. He became a politician in 1996 as a congressman of Grand National Party, and became a governor of Gyeonggi-do in 2002. He was the leader of the liberal Democratic Party.[1]

A Kyunggi High School and Seoul National University graduate, he received his Ph.D. from University of Oxford.


  1. ^ Welfare battle dominates S. Korean politics
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