Ruby Chow Ma Seung-gam (June 6, 1920 – June 4, 2008; simplified Chinese: 周马双金; traditional Chinese: 周馬雙金; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhōu Mǎ Shuāngjīn; Jyutping: Chow1 Ma5 Seung1 Gam1) was a Chinese American restaurateur and politician in Seattle, Washington.
She opened Ruby Chow’s Restaurant in 1948 at 1122 Jefferson Street (at the corner of Broadway & Jefferson), the first Chinese restaurant outside of Seattle's Chinatown, where her staff subsequently included Bruce Lee. Chow served three terms as a King County councilwoman. She was the first Asian American elected to King County Council.
The county council named Ruby Chow Park, at the corner of S. Albro Place and 13th Avenue S. (), after Chow in 1985.
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- Lau, Betty (2008-06-14). "A remembrance of Ruby Chow’s extraordinary life". Northwest Asian Weekly. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
- Wong, Brad (2008-06-11). "Hundreds pay final respects to Ruby Chow". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
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