South Korean women weep as they listen to President Syngman Rhee speak at a memorial service in Seoul, October 17, 1953. The service honored the 33,964 South Koreans killed in the last year of the war

South Korean women weep as they listen to President Syngman Rhee speak at a memorial service in Seoul, October 17, 1953. The service honored the 33,964 South Koreans killed in the last year of the war

Douglas MacArthur with US puppet, Syngman Rhee. Americans helped him take power…

Syngman Rhee and Douglas MacArthur at the Ceremony inaugurating the government of the Republic of Korea

President Syngman Rhee arriving to the USS Los Angeles (CA-135) during the Korean Conflict. #USMC #USSLosAngeles #Korea #CA135

President Syngman Rhee arriving to the USS Los Angeles during the Korean Conflict.

Syngman Rhee (리승만, 李承晩, April 18, 1875 – July 19, 1965)

Syngman Rhee (리승만, 李承晩, April 18, 1875 – July 19, 1965)

Syngman Rhee was the first president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea as well as the first president of South Korea. His latter three-term presidency (August 1948 to April 1960) was strongly affected by Cold War tensions on the Korean peninsula. Rhee was regarded as an anti-Communist and a strongman, & he led South Korea through the Korean War. His presidency ended in resignation following popular protests against a disputed election. He died in exile in Honolulu…

Syngman Rhee: Korean politician, fixed an election by arresting most of the other politicians and stealing the Koreans’ money. Rescued and flown out of South Korea by the CIA because the Koreans were going to kill him.

Making of the First Korean President : Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence 1875-1948 (Reprint)

Making of the First Korean President : Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence 1875-1948 (Reprint)

Making of the First Korean President : Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence (Reprint)

The Fall of South Korean Strongman Syngman Rhee - April 26,1960 - Association for Diplomatic Studies and TrainingAssociation for Diplomatic Studies and Training

The Fall of South Korean Strongman Syngman Rhee - April - Association for Diplomatic Studies and TrainingAssociation for Diplomatic Studies and Training

General Douglas MacArthur and Syngman Rhee, Korea's first President, warmly greet one another upon

Anti-communist leaders during the Korean War were South Korean president Syngman Rhee, US President Harry Truman and Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies. General Douglas MacArthur was commander of United Nations forces.

Rare Syngman Rhee Korean Calligraphy Painting : Lot 0099

Rare Syngman Rhee Korean Calligraphy Painting : Lot 0099

Making of the First Korean President : Syngman Rhee’s Quest for Independence (Paperback) (Young

Making of the First Korean President : Syngman Rhee’s Quest for Independence (Paperback) (Young

Syngman Rhee, Korean President, Presidents

Syngman Rhee (Yi Seung Man)

Syngman Rhee (Yi Seung Man)

Syngman Rhee, South Korea's first president.  From http://xenohistorian.faithweb.com/neasia/

Cain and Abel: Splitting Up North and South Korea - Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training

Syngman Rhee. President, Korean Provisional Government, 1919-1939; President-Dictator, South Korean republic, 1948-1960   Wilson Center Digital Archive

Syngman Rhee. President, Korean Provisional Government, 1919-1939; President-Dictator, South Korean republic, 1948-1960 Wilson Center Digital Archive

Seoul 1959: President Syngman Rhee visits Midopa Department Store

Seoul 1959: President Syngman Rhee visits Midopa Department Store

Syngman Rhee awarding a medal to U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ralph A. Ofstie during the Korean War in 1952

Syngman Rhee awarding a medal to U. Navy Rear Admiral Ralph A. Ofstie during the Korean War in 1952

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