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Rhee, Alumnus, Heads Harvard Group in Seoul


The President of the Republic of Korea may be able to resume his duties as President of the Harvard Club of Seoul if the current police action succeeds.

Rhee, who received a Master of Arts degree here in 1910, was elected president of the Seoul club at its organizational meeting last spring. However, the Associated Harvard Clubs have no record of this branch, and it is presumed that the Korean war, which followed soon after first meeting, prevented the club from getting word of its intention to organize to the home office.

Born in Korea, Rhee came to the United States at the turn of the century, and graduated from George Washington University in 1907. During the year 1907 to 1908 Rhee attended the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences here, but did not receive his A.M. until 1910.

The Courses which Rhee took were: American History to 1789, History of Continental Europe from the Peace of Utrecht to the Present, Studies in the Expansion of Europe since 1815, European Industry and Commerce in the Nineteenth Century, American Diplomacy--Treaties, Application of International Law, and Foreign Policy, and one labeled International Law as Administered by the Courts and as Observed in International Negotiations.

He also took a half course in American History in the summer of 1909. Examination of Graduate School records revealed that he was only an average student.

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