Kim, Ik-joo: He collected independence funds as President of Korean
National Association in Tampico, Mexico.
He immigrated to Mexico in 1905. He became a leader of Korean National Association in 1917 and financially supported the Provisional Government in Shanghai when it was organized in April of 1919 and made efforts to educate the Koreans in Mexico. In 1999, the South Korean government posthumously recognized him with the Order of Merit of National Foundation / Patriotic People Award for his contribution toward the Korean independence movement.