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Korea, South

Name Locale Remarks Date
Dwight D. Eisenhower Seoul Visit to Korean combat zone. [Visit made as President-elect.] December 2–5, 1952
Dwight D. Eisenhower Seoul Met with Prime Minister Chung and addressed the National Assembly. June 19–20, 1960
Lyndon B. Johnson Seoul, Suwon State visit; met with President Park and Prime Minister Chung. October 31–November 2, 1966
Gerald R. Ford Seoul Met with President Park. November 22–23, 1974
Jimmy Carter Seoul State visit; met with President Park and Prime Minister Choi. June 29–July 1, 1979
Ronald Reagan Seoul, Demilitarized Zone State visit; met with President Chun, addressed the National Assembly, and visited U.S. troops. November 12–14, 1983
George H. W. Bush Seoul Official visit; addressed the National Assembly. February 27, 1989
George H. W. Bush Seoul Met with President Roh and senior Korean officials, signed a science and technology agreement, addressed the Korean National Assembly, and visited U.S. military personnel. January 5–7, 1992
William J. Clinton Seoul Met with President Kim, addressed the Korean National Assembly, and visited U.S. military personnel. July 10–11, 1993
William J. Clinton Cheju Island Met with President Kim and proposed four-nation peace talks. April 15–16, 1996
William J. Clinton Seoul, Osan Met with President Kim Dae Jung; addressed U.S. military personnel. November 20–22, 1998
George W. Bush Seoul, Dorasan, Osan Met with President Kin Dae-Jung, visited the Demilitarized Zone, addressed U.S. military personnel. February 19–21, 2002
George W. Bush Pusan, Gyeongju, Osan Attended APEC Summit meeting and met with Russian President Putin. November 16–20, 2005
George W. Bush Seoul, Yongsan Met with President Lee and addressed U.S. military personnel. August 5–6, 2008
Barack Obama Osan, Seoul Met with President Lee. November 18–19, 2009
Barack Obama Seoul Met with President Lee; attended the G-20 Summit Meeting. November 10–12, 2010
Barack Obama Seoul Attended the Nuclear Security Summit. Met with President Lee Myung-bak and visited the Demilitarized Zone. March 25–27, 2012
Barack Obama Seoul Met with President Park Geun-hye, attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial, and visited U.S. military personnel. April 25–26, 2013