The honorable Yvonne Brathwaite Burke was the first African American Woman to be elected to California Legislature, she was the 13th women elected such. [Read more…]
Governor Ronald Reagan signing The Honorable Yvonne Brathwaite Burke’s bill
The Honorable Yvonne Brathwait-Burke with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Honorable Yvonne Brathwait-Burke with her baby daughter The honorable Autumn Burke both of whom served in the California State Assembly [Read more…]
Eu served four terms as a Democratic state assemblywoman representing the Oakland area before becoming California’s chief elections officer in 1975. She held that position until 1994 when President Bill Clinton named her ambassador to the Pacific nation of Micronesia.
“She was a pioneering woman who helped open doors to public service for more women and Asian Americans,” said Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday. “On behalf of all Californians, Anne and I express our deep condolences to March’s family.”
Source: “California political trailblazer March Fong Eu dies at 95” by Janie Har in the Sacramento Bee (12/22/2017)