Full Name: Syngman Rhee
Profession: First President of South Korea
Why Famous: South Korea’s first president in 1948. He was regarded as anti-Communist who led his country through the Korean War.
- 1934-10-08 South Korean President Syngman Rhee (59) weds Francesca Donner (34)
- 1948-07-20 Syngman Rhee elected President of South Korea
- 1950-11-18 South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
- 1960-04-27 South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns