Moon Jae-in,1953–, South Korean political leader, president of South Korea (2017–). The son of North Korean refugees, Moon studied law at Kyung Hee Univ. but was expelled twice for organizing demonstrations against President Park Chung HeePark Chung Hee
, 1917–79, president (1963–79) of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Starting (1940) his military career in the Japanese army, he joined the new South Korean army after the establishment of Korean independence at the end of World War II and rose
..... Click the link for more information. . After serving in the army and passing the bar, he graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute but was denied permission to become a judge. Pursuing a career as a human rights lawyer, he opened a law practice with Roh Moo HyunRoh Moo Hyun
, 1946–2009, South Korean politician, president (2003–8) of South Korea. A self-educated lawyer who defended antigovernment activists in the early 1980s, he was elected to the national assembly in 1988 and served on the special committee investigating
..... Click the link for more information. . They were leaders of the prodemocracy movement of 1987, which led to the drawing up of a new South Korean constitution. Moon served as chief secretary to Roh when he was president (2003–8) and later was a member of the national assembly (2012–16). In 2012 he lost the presidential election to Park Geun-HyePark Geun-hye
, 1952–, South Korean political leader, president of South Korea (2013–17). The daughter of South Korean dictator Park Chung Hee, she served as his acting first lady from after her mother's assassination (1974) until he was assassinated (1979).
..... Click the link for more information. , but after she was removed from office (Mar., 2017) he ran again and won with 41% of the vote. As president he has worked to ease tensions and increase contacts with the North.