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Kew Sun Chai

Kew Sun Chai, Korean benefit plans consultant. Named Outstanding Korean Abroad, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Korea, 1986, Outstanding Korean Veterinary, Korean Veterans Association, 1986, 90, Outstanding Korean Abroad, 1987.

Background

  • Chai, Kew Sun was born on August 29, 1935 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Came to the United States, 1970. Son of Sung Mong Ett and Chik Nyo (Han) Chai.

  • Education

    • Student, Special Warfare School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1963. Master of Business Administration, Yonsei University, Seoul, 1970. Master of Business Administration, University Chicago, 1973.

    Career

    • Commissioned 1st lieutenant Republic of Korea Army, operations, training officer 1st Wonju, 1960-1963, aide-de-camp to commanding general, 35th Infantry Division Jeonju, 1963-1964. Aide-de-camp to Commander in chief United Nations Command, Seoul, 1965-1970. Advanced to major Republic of Korea Army, 1969, retired, 1970.

      Accountant Amoco Corporation, Chicago, 1974-1977, senior accountant, 1977-1980, supervisor retirement administration, 1980-1987, consultant benefit plans, since 1987. President East Sun Enterprises, Inc., since 1990. Research officer National War College, Seul, 1965.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    President Korean-American Community Services, Chicago, since 1984, board directors, since 1983, Asian -American Human Services, Chicago, since 1984. Vice chairman board directors Koren-American Senior Citizens Chicago. Secretary board trustees Presbytery of Chicago, since 1986.

    Member advisory board to the President Republic of Korea on peaceful reunification of Korea, Seoul, since 1985. Member Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, since 1987. Member Korean-American Mid-West Veterans Association, Korean Association Chicago (board directors since 1986, Korean-American Association Chicago (chairman community development and welfare center 1978-1979, board directors committee chairman 1988), United States-Korean War Veterans Association (liaison officer, national board since 1988).
    • Korean-American Mid-West Vets. Association

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Haesook Kim, March 18, 1963. Children: Austen Kum, Caroline Yun.
    • father: Sung Mong Ett Chai
    • mother: Chik Nyo (Han) Chai
    • spouse: Haesook Kim
    • children: Austen Kum Chai
    • Caroline Yun Chai
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    Born August 29, 1935
    Nationality
    • 1963
      Special Warfare School
    • 1970
      Yonsei University
    • 1973
      University Chicago
    • 1960 - 1963
      Commissioned 1st lieutenant Republic of Korea Army
    • 1963 - 1964
      Commissioned 1st lieutenant Republic of Korea Army
    • 1965 - 1970
      aide-de-camp to Commander in chief United Nations Command
      Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea
    • 1974 - 1977
      accountant, Amoco Corporation
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1980 - 1987
      accountant, Amoco Corporation
    • 1990
      president, East Sun Enterprises
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