Washon Ye, was reportedly the first Korean to be born in the US (October 12, 1890). The son of Ye Cha Yun (이채연), the fourth minister to the Korean Legation in DC, Washon was named for his birth city and christened at the Church of the Covenant. He…

A Korean Legation was organized in DC in the 1880s after Korea and the US established diplomatic relations. Originally located on O Street NW, the Legation was based in this Logan Circle building from 1889 until Japan annexed Korea in 1910. Today,…