Notable Members

Lodge Han Yang has had the great privilege of counting many prominent individuals among its members, including royalty, captains of industry, political visionaries, military commanders and religious leaders.

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Gifford W. Cheeseman 1908- 85 PM Mining Engineer

Alexander MacFarlane 1872 -1931 PM Mining Engineer

Mark Owens PM

Douglas B. Avision 1893-1952 Missionary

George R. Frampton 1870 – 1931 PM Medical Mission

Arthur B. Gorman 1889 – 1929 PM Standard Oil Canada

James Henry Morris PM

Chang Eun Park PM AFKN Engineer

Boiling J Reynolds 1894 – 1909 Missionary

G. Williams Browse 1912 – 1964 Engineer Trans Asia

William H. Shaw 1922 – 1950

A. Kristian Jensen 1897 – 1956

Ernest T. Bethel 1872 – 1909 British Journalist

A.W. Taylor

W. B. Scranton Missionary

Charles A. Sauer US Army

Lincoln T. French 1898- 1923 Salvation Army

Hoon Sohn 1914- 1973 Trans Asia Engineer

Charles W, Tayler 1914 – 1982 Businessman

Edward Stys

Benjamin B. Weems US Civil Service

Bro. Prince KyuLee ( Second son of Crown Prince Eun Lee)
Lodge Han Yang 1048 (Roll # 742) initiated Sept 1966
Yi Gu (Hangul: 이구; hanja: 李玖; RR: I Gu) (born 29 December 1931 – 16 July 2005 (aged 73)), the second son of Prince Eun and his wife, Princess Bangja. Prince Gu became the 29th Head of the Korean Imperial Household upon the death of his father. He married Julia Mullock, an American citizen (b. 1928) on 25 October 1959 at St George’s Church in New York, they had no issue but adopted a daughter, EugeniaUnsuk Lee (Eun-sook) (b. 1959)

Yi Gu

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Yi Gu
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Gu as a young boy
Emperor of Korea
Pretend 1 May 1970 – 16 July 2005
Predecessor Crown Prince Yi Un
Successor Disputed
Prince Yi Won or Prince Yi Seok
Born 29 December 1931
Kitashirakawa Palace (nowAkasaka Prince Hotel), Kioicho, Kojimachiku, Tokyo, Japan
Died 16 July 2005 (aged 73)
Akasaka Prince Hotel, Kioicho, Kojimachiku, Tokyo, Japan
Spouse Julia Mullock
(m. 1959; div. 1982)
Issue Eugenia Unsuk (adopted)
House House of Yi
Father Yi Un
Mother Masako of Nashimoto
Yi Gu
Hangul 이구
Hanja 李玖
Revised Romanization I Gu
McCune–Reischauer Yi Ku
Imperial title
Hangul 황태손
Hanja 皇太孫
Revised Romanization Hwangtaeson*
McCune–Reischauer Hwangt’aeson
Posthumous title
Hangul 회은황태손
Hanja 懷隱皇太孫
Revised Romanization Hoeeun Hwangtaeson**
McCune–Reischauer Hoeŭn Hwangt’aeson
  • meaning “Prince Imperial”
    **meaning “Prince Imperial Hoeun”

Prince Yi Gu (29 December 1931 – 16 July 2005) was a Korean prince. He was pretender to the Korean Imperial Throne from 1970 until he died in 2005. He was the grandson ofGojong of the Joseon dynasty.

Gu was born in Kitashirakawa Palace (nowAkasaka Prince Hotel), Kioicho, Kojimachiku,Tokyo, Japan; his father was Crown Prince Eunof Korea, and his mother was Princess Bangja, born Masako Nashimoto, a Japanese princess.

Gu attended the Gakushuin Peers’ School in Tokyo. He later attended Centre College,Danville, Kentucky and studied architecture atMassachusetts Institute of Technology both in the U.S.. He was employed as an architect withI.M. Pei & Assocs, Manhattan, New York from 1960 to 1964. Made stateless by Japan in 1947, Gu acquired United States citizenship in 1959, and Korean citizenship in 1964. He married Julia Mullock (b. 1928) on 25 October 1959 at St George’s Church in New York, and they adopted a daughter, Eugenia Unsuk.

After the fall of Syngman Rhee, he returned to Korea in 1963 with the help of the new president Park Chung-hee, moving into the new building in Nakseon Hall, Changdeok Palace with his mother and wife. He lectured on architecture at Seoul National Universityand Yonsei University and also managed his own airline, Shinhan. When that went bankrupt in 1979, he went to Japan to earn money. In 1982, his family forced him to divorce his wife because she was sterile; his mother died in 1989. He started living with a Japanese astrologer, Mrs. Arita.

In November 1996, he made what he hoped would be his permanent return to Korea but, showing signs of a nervous breakdown, he was unable to adjust to life in Korea.[citation needed]Restlessly going back and forth between Japan and Korea, he eventually died of a myocardial infarction, a heart attack, at the age of seventy-three, on 16 July 2005 at the Akasaka Prince Hotel, the former residence of his parents in Tokyo, Japan. His funeral was held on 24 July 2005 and his posthumous title decided as “Prince Imperial Hoeun of Korea” by the Lee Family Council.

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Yi Gu

Born: 29 December 1931 Died: 16 July 2005

Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Crown Prince Uimin
— TITULAR —
Emperor of Korea
Joseon
1 May 1970 – 16 July 2005
Reason for succession failure:
Empire abolished in 1910
Succeeded by
Won, Hereditary Prince Imperial
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