Lee Myung-bak

Place of Birth: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

Date of Birth: 19 December, 1941

Ethnicity: Korean

Lee Myung-bak is a South Korean businessperson and politician. He served as the 10th President of South Korea, from 25 February, 2008 to 24 February, 2013. He was also a member of the National Assembly, from 30 May, 1992 to 29 May, 1996, and again, from 30 May, 1996 to 21 February, 1998, and the 32nd Mayor of Seoul, from 1 July, 2002 to 30 June, 2006.

He is the son of Chae Tae-won and Lee Chung-u. President Lee is married to academic administrator Kim Yoon-ok, with whom he has four children.

President Lee’s paternal grandfather was Lee Jong-han (the son of Lee Kyu-soo and Lady Lee). Jong-han was born in Heunghae, Buk-gu, Pohang, North Gyeongsang. Kyu-soo was the son of Lee Lim and Lady Park.

President Lee’s paternal grandmother was named Lady Kim.

Source: Genealogy of President Lee’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.familysearch.org

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