Correspondence from government officials, photographs with dignitaries, and speech for 2012 inauguration. Preservation copies
of press conference videos.
Edwin Mah Lee was born to Chinese immigrant parents on May 5, 1952, in Seattle, Washington. His father died when Lee was 15.
His mother was a seamstress and waitress who raised six children. Lee graduated from Bowdoin College and the University of
California, Berkeley School of Law, and went on to work as managing attorney for the Asian Law Caucus, a civil rights organization,
in San Francisco.
(16.62 cubic feet)
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