Cho, Kwang-won

Cho, Kwang-won: He collected Korean independence funds as an Episcopal Father in Hawaii.


In 1999, the South Korean government posthumously recognized him with the Order of Merit of National Foundation / Patriotic People Award for his dedication and contribution to the Korean independence movement. He came to Hawaii in 1923 and taught Koreans Korean language and Korean identity as well. He further worked hard to collect independence funds to help the Korean Provisional Government in Shanghai.