Lee, Hwa-sook Chung

Lee, Hwa-sook Chung: She worked for the independence movement in America through her Executive Committee in the Provisional Government in Shanghai.


She graduated from Ehwa Hakdang School. She was teaching until the March First Movement. After the Movement, she joined in the 30 signatories for the independence movement. Later, he went into exile to Shanghai and there she organized a women’s group to help the Provisional Government and assisted Koreans arriving there. She came to America to marry as a picture bride in  1920.  Her  husband Chung, Yang-pil had the most successful and profitable business in America back then producing glass noodles. She consistently helped in financial means for independence efforts until the coming of Korean liberation. In 1995, the South Korean government posthumously recognized her with the Order of  Merit of National Foundation / Patriotic People Award for her service for Korean independence.