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Name Locale Remarks Date
John Foster Dulles Seoul Signed Korean Mutual Defense Treaty. August 3–7, 1953
John Foster Dulles Seoul Met with President Rhee and senior Korean officials. March 17–18, 1956
David Dean Rusk Seoul Met with President Park and senior Korean officials. November 4–5, 1961
David Dean Rusk Seoul Met with President Park. January 29, 1964
David Dean Rusk Seoul Met with President Park and signed an agreement on the status of U.S. forces. July 8–9, 1966
David Dean Rusk Seoul Accompanied President Johnson on a State visit. October 31–November 2, 1966
William Pierce Rogers Seoul Met with President Park and senior Korean officials. July 31–August 1, 1969
William Pierce Rogers Seoul Met with President Park and senior Korean officials. July 18–20, 1973
Henry A Kissinger Seoul Met with Premier Kim. November 16, 1973
Henry A Kissinger Seoul Accompanied President Ford. November 22–23, 1974
Cyrus Roberts Vance Seoul Accompanied President Carter on a State visit. June 30–July 1, 1979
Cyrus Roberts Vance Seoul Attended the funeral of President Park. November 1–4, 1979
George Pratt Shultz Seoul Met with President Chun and Prime Minister Kim. Visited American and Korean military personnel. February 6–8, 1983
George Pratt Shultz Seoul Accompanied President Reagan on a State visit. November 12–14, 1983
George Pratt Shultz Seoul Met with President Chun and senior Korean officials. May 1–2, 1984
George Pratt Shultz Seoul Met with President Chun and senior Korean officials. May 7–8, 1986
George Pratt Shultz Seoul Met with President Chun and senior Korean officials. March 6, 1987
George Pratt Shultz Seoul Met with President Roh and senior Korean officials. July 16–18, 1988
James Addison Baker Seoul Accompanied President Bush on an official visit. February 27, 1989
James Addison Baker Seoul Attended Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference. November 12–15, 1991
Warren Minor Christopher Seoul Accompanied President Clinton. July 10–11, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Seoul, Osan Discussed the security situation on the Korean Peninsula with senior Korean officials, addressed Korean-American Friendship Society and U.S. military personnel. November 8–10, 1994
Warren Minor Christopher Cheju Island Accompanied President Clinton to a meeting with President Kim. April 15–16, 1996
Madeleine Korbel Albright Seoul, Camp Bonifas, Panmunjon Met with President Kim, Foreign Minister Yoo, and visited U.S. troops at the Demilitarized Zone. February 21–23, 1997
Madeleine Korbel Albright Seoul Met with President Kim and senior Korean officials. May 1–2, 1998
Madeleine Korbel Albright Seoul Met with President Kim Dae Jung and senior Korean officials. June 23–24, 2000
Madeleine Korbel Albright Seoul Met with President Kim Dae Jung and the Foreign Ministers of South Korea and Japan. October 25–26, 2000
Colin Luther Powell Seoul Met with President Kim Dae-Jung and senior officials. July 27–28, 2001
Colin Luther Powell Seoul Accompanied President Bush. February 19–21, 2002
Colin Luther Powell Seoul Attended the inauguration of President Roh Moo-Hyun. February 24–25, 2003
Colin Luther Powell Seoul Met with President Roh and Foreign Minister Ban. October 25–26, 2004
Condoleezza Rice Seoul Met with Foreign Minister Ban and addressed U.S. military personnel. March 19–20, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Seoul Met with Foreign Minister Ban Ki Moon. July 12–13, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Pusan Attended APEC Ministerial and Summit meetings. November 16–19, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Seoul Met with President Roh and Foreign Minister Ban. October 19–20, 2006
Condoleezza Rice Seoul Attended the inauguration of President Lee Myung-Bak and discussed the Six-Party talks and a proposed Free Trade Agreement. February 24–26, 2008
Condoleezza Rice Seoul Met with President Lee Myung-bak and Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan. June 28–29, 2008
Hillary Rodham Clinton Seoul Met with Foreign Minister Yu; gave an address at Ewha Women’s University. February 19–20, 2009
Hillary Rodham Clinton Seoul Met with Foreign Minister Yu. May 26, 2010
Hillary Rodham Clinton Seoul, Panmunjon Commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Visited the DMZ. With Secretary of Defense Gates, attended a 2+2 meeting with South Korea’s Foreign Minister and Minister of National Defense and with President Lee Myung-bak. July 20–21, 2010
Hillary Rodham Clinton Seoul Met with President Lee and Foreign Minister Kim. April 16–17, 2011
Hillary Rodham Clinton Busan Attended the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and the Partnership for Growth Meeting. November 30, 2011
John Forbes Kerry Seoul Met with President Park Gyeun-hye and Prime Minister Yun Byun-se. Addressed the American Chamber of Commerce. April 12–13, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Seoul Met with President Park Geun-Hye and Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se. February 13–14, 2014
John Forbes Kerry Seoul Met with Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se and President Park Geun-Hye. May 17–18, 2015