Martha Wong

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Dr. Martha Jee Wong, born Martha Jee,(1939–)[1] is a Texas politician who was the first Asian American woman to be elected to the Texas House of Representatives, representing Houston's District 134.


Wong was born at St. Joseph Hospital on January 20, 1939.[2]

Wong lived in the Houston Heights, initially within her parents' business and later.[3] She attended Hogg Junior High School,[4] and then Reagan High School in Houston.[1] In 1993, she became the Houston City Council's first elected Asian American Councilwoman, and was elected to three successive terms. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and both a master's degree and doctorate from the University of Houston.[5]

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