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Mr.Toilet Sim Jae-duck
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Mr. Toilet Sim Jae-duck,
  • 1939년~1999년
    • 1939.1.15 - Born in a toilet of his mother's parents house located in Doduram Mountain, Majang-myeon, Icheon City
    • 1945~1954 - Suwon Shinpoong and Suwonbuk Middle School
    • 1954~1957 - Suwon Agricultural High School
    • 1957.3.1 - Entered Seoul National University
    • 1963.2.26 - Graduated from Department of Horticulture, Seoul National University
    • 1963~1967~ - Taught at his alma mater, Suwon High School for Agricultural Science and Ansung Agriculture College (5-year course)
    • 1967~1976 - Head of Department of Horticulture, Gyeonggi-do Office
    • 1977.2.1 - Established Dongseo Steel
    • 1982.10.31 - Established Gwanggyo Gymnasium
    • 1987.9.8 - Took office as President of Suwon Cultural Center (1987~1995)
    • 1988 - Held the Summernight Music Festival, published <<Love Suwon>>, Open Seoho Campaign, Campaign against Mt. Paldalsan Tunnel, Campaign against the construction to cover Suwon Stream, etc
    • 1989.10.6 - Organized the Committee to Promote Restoration of Hwaseong Fortress
    • 1993~1995 - Chair Advisor of the Committee to Promote Restoration of Hwaseong Fortress
    • 1995.6.27 - Elected as the first popular vote Mayor of Suwon City(independent candidate)
    • 1995.7.1 - Took office as the 22nd Mayor of Suwon City (1995~1998)
    • 1995.11.1 - Mt. Gwanggyosan is kept open all the year
    • 1995.11.16 - Constructed an Outdoor Concert Hall
    • 1996.1.22 - Kicked off the 2095 Suwon Development Planning Team
    • 1996.5.21 - Decision to cancel the construction to cover Suwon Stream Construction of unsightly facilities (crematorium, waste crematory, and sewage disposal facilities) provided a foundation of the livelihood of 1 million Suwon citizens. Celebration for the 200th anniversary of Suwon
    • 1996.07.18 - Celebration for restoration of Hwaseong Fortress
    • 1997 - Worldcup Stadium opening ceremony Member of the 2002 Worldcup Games Organizing Committee Honorary Public Administration Doctor (Kyonggi University)
    • 1997.6.28 - Hwaseong Fortress decided to be the UNESCO's world heritage site
    • 1997.12.27 - Won a commitment to hold the Korea, Japan Worldcup Game in Suwon
    • 1998.6.4 - Re-elected as Mayor of Suwon City from the second popular vote(independent candidate)
    • 1998.7.1 - Took office as the 23rd Mayor of Suwon City (1998~2002)
    • 1999.8.27 - Took office as the first president of the Korea Toilet Association
  • 2001년~2009년
    • 2001.3.12 - Arrested and imprisoned for taking bribery
    • 2002 2.26 - Recognized as a safe city (world's 63rd and Asia's first)
    • 2002.6.13 - Lost the third popular election for Mayor of Suwon City(independent candidate)
    • 2002.10.9 - Judgment of an acquittal by the Seoul High Court
    • 2003.11.27 - Judgment of an acquittal by the Supreme Court
    • 2004.4.15 - Elected as an assemblyman representing Jangan-gu, Suwon (Uri Party)
    • 2005.1 - Established the world's first Public Toilet Act, Chairperson of the Korea, Turkey Assemblymen's Friendship Association, Representative of the National Assembly Local Autonomy Research Center
    • 2005.6.28 - Hunger strike at the National Assembly against the deteriorated Local Autonomy Act (opposing to nomination of local government representatives by parties)
    • 2006.11.21 - Elected as the chair of the organizing committee for the establishment of the World Toilet Association
    • 2006~2007 - Activities for the first establishment meeting of the World Toilet Association (visited about 20 countries)
    • 2007.5.28 - Diagnosed of prostate cancer
    • 2007.11.11 - Constructed the world's first toilet-shaped house, Mr. Toilet House
    • 2007.11.22 - 2007 Elected as the first president of the World Toilet Association at the first establishment general assembly
    • 2008.1.8 - Declared non-participation in the election to become a national assemblyman of the 18th national assembly term (defected from the United New Democratic Party)
    • 2008.5.31 - The 17th national assemblyman's term expired Celebrated the publication of the book, <Happy to be with You, Toilet>
    • 2008.6.15 - The first meeting of the board of directors of the World Toilet Association (WTA)
    • 2008.9.- Fought prostate cancer
    • 2008.11.21 - The First 'World Toilet Day' celebrated in Seoul
    • 2009.1.14 - Did not overcome the illness and passed away
    • 2009.1 - Received the Order of Civil Merit Moran Medal
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