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John K. Lim

John K. Lim, Korean international investment consultant. Recipient Mok Ryan Chang award, Republic of Korea, 2002.

Background

  • Lim, John K. was born on December 23, 1935 in Yeoju, Republic of Korea. Son of Eun Kyu and Seo Nyu Lim.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Religion, Seoul Theological College, Republic of Korea, 1964. Master of Divinity, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, 1970. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, 1996.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (honorary), Yeosu National University, 2003.

    Career

    • House painter & janitor, 1966—1971. Founder, Chief Executive Officer American Royal Jelly Company, 1972—2007, Realty Resources Northwest, 1981—1991. Grocery owner Mom & Pop, 1975—1980.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Protestant

    Membership

    Member Royal Rosarians, 1986—1996, John Lim Scholarship Trust Fund, 1990, Commission on Public Safety, 1991. Volunteer Loaves and Fishes, since 1993. Member Mothers Against Drunk Driving, since 1993.

    Board regents Western Evangelical Seminary, 1994—1996. Bush-Quayle Campaign chairman Korean-American Society Oregon, 1988. National president Korean-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry Fen., 1989—1990.

    National chairman Asian American Voters Coalition, 1990—1991. Member Gresham Chamber of Commerce, 1991—1998, Portland Chamber of Commerce, 1997, National Oregon Parent-Teachers Association, 1998. State senate Oregon State Senate, 1991—2000.

    State representative Oregon House of Representatives, 2005—2008. Charter member People for Parks Oregon, 2007. Candidate for Governor State of Oregon, 2010.

    Executive committee member Billy Graham Crusade, 1992. Board trustees George Fox University, 1996—2007, Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens' Academy, 2000. Founding member Partners a Hunger-Free Oregon, 2007.

    Connections

    • Married Grace Young Hee. Children: Peter, Billy, Gloria.
    • father: Eun Kyu
    • mother: Seo Nyu Lim
    • spouse: Grace Young Hee
    • children: Peter Lim
    • Billy Lim
    • Gloria Lim
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    Born December 23, 1935
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Seoul Theological College
    • 1970
      George Fox University
    • 1996
      George Fox University
    • 2003
      Yeosu National University
    • 1966 - 1971
      House painter & janitor
    • 1975 - 1980
      grocery owner Mom & Pop
    • 1981 - 1991
      founder

    Award