January 9, 2018
The Honorable March Fong Eu will be laid to rest tomorrow Wednesday January 10, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 10AM (PST) at Chapel of the Chimes, at 4488 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, California.
She has left us with a lasting legacy of a lifetime of service to our world, and inspiring us to strive to make our world a better place. You will be dearly missed.
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Back on March 29, 2013 I wrote a birthday commentary to celebrate her birthday.
March 23, 2013
Happy Birthday to March Fong Eu, a truly great lady. Today, March 29, 2013 the former U.S. Ambassador to Micronesia and Secretary of State of California turns 91.
Photo taken On March 23, 2013 We wished March a Happy Birthday! (LtoR) Suyin Fong Stein, March Fong Eu, Suzanne Joe Kai Photo by May Hsu
Last Saturday, her daughter Suyin and I celebrated her March 29th birthday early. Dr. Eu is in good heatlh, and maintains her natural sense of humor.
As a successful Asian American in the public eye for decades as well as being a female in the male dominated world of politics, Dr. Eu has been one of the most popular political figures in California history.
She has inspired generations of people from all walks of life and backgrounds. She has always had a strong connection to serve the 'common man.'
For decades, her official government office staff whisked her from event to event by limousine and plane, yet she's equally comfortable just getting on a public bus.
(Photo: Senator Edward Kennedy with The Honorable March Fong Eu)
Dr. Eu was elected Secretary of State of California in 1974, becoming the first Asian American woman ever elected to a state constitutional office in the United States.
Dr. Eu was elected Secretary of State five times, and the only woman to be elected to that position until 2006.
In 1978, she won in a landslide, winning every single county, including the traditionally Republican...