Chung, Doo-ok

Chung, Doo-ok: He acted as a diplomatic persona in Washington for the United Korean Committee in America:.


He landed in Hawaii as an immigrant laborer in He was active in Korean National Association in Hawaii to work as its representative in 1914 and when Park, Yong-man established Great Korean Army in 1918, he supported it as well as Park’s policy line. In 1919, he became the president of the Greater Korean Independence Organization; he was active in supporting Park’s political line by supporting him with financial funds. He was an editor-in-chief of Gook Min Bo publication to eradicate illiteracy and improve education including Korean independence movement. He sponsored the Overseas Korean Convention in Honolulu from all walks of Koreans in the United States. During the WWII, he worked for the American intelligence agency. With Korean liberation in  1945,  he  returned to Korea in 1946 to briefly work with Kim, Goo and the middle of the right wing groups with no visible success due to the   vortex of political confusion. He returned to the U.S. in eight months. He authored “Stories of Korean Independence Movement in America” in 1969. In 1995, the South Korean government posthumously recognized him with the Order of Merit of National Foundation / Patriotism Award for his contribution to the Korean independence movement.