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  • 1895

    Ilhan New was born in Pyongyang to Mr. Gi-Yeon New and Mrs. Gi-Bok
    Kim. He was the firstborn of nine brothers and sisters.

  • 1904

    At age nine, Ilhan New traveled to the United States with Jang Heyong Park,
    Roving Minister of the Korean Empire.

  • 1909

    Ilhan New enrolled in the Korean Teen Soldier School, an independence-activist military academy in Hastings, Nebraska.

  • 1915

    After graduation from Hastings High School, Ilhan New secured a job at an Edison electrical substation in Detroit to support himself while attending the University of Michigan.

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