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Kim Young-sam

South Korean politician

Kim Young-sam (December 20, 1927November 22, 2015) was the President of the South Korea from February 25, 1993 to February 25, 1998. He was born in Geoje, South Gyeongsang. When elected in 1992, he became the first civilian to become president in over 30 years.[1]

Kim Young-sam
Kim Young Sam 1996.png
Kim Young Sam in 1996
14th President of South Korea
In office
February 25, 1993 – February 25, 1998
Preceded byRoh Tae-woo
Succeeded byKim Dae-jung
Personal details
Born(1927-12-20)December 20, 1927
Geoje, South Gyeongsang
DiedNovember 22, 2015(2015-11-22) (aged 87)
Seoul, South Korea
In this Korean name, the family name is Kim.

Kim died in a hospital in Seoul, South Korea from heart failure caused by a blood infection, aged 87.[2]


  1. "Kim Young-sam, influential ex-president of South Korea, dies". San Francisco Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  2. Former President Kim Young-sam dies at age 87

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