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 Siheung, South Korea
Political party People's Party (South Korea)
Alma mater Seoul National University
University of Oxford
Sohn Hak-kyu
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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