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By Emma Yu
Ed Lee was an amazing person and San Francisco’s beloved mayor who sadly passed away on December 12, 2017. He was a huge influence to many during his lifetime and achieved things most people wouldn’t even dream of doing.
He was born into a family of Chinese Immigrants in Seattle, Washington on May 5th, 1952. His father passed away when he was only 15, and he worked at restaurants to support his family. He got a B.A. at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and a J.D. at UC Berkeley School of Law. After college, he became a civil rights attorney and practiced law for the San Francisco Asian Law Caucus, fighting for the rights of Asian-Americans like himself. In honor of his fantastic life, here are some pretty amazing facts about him.
Top Five Facts About Ed Lee:
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