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. She served from 2002 to 2006 as a Republican. Moreover, she was the first Asian American woman part of Texas Spirits, an honorary spirit, service, and social organization on the campus of University of Texas at Austin. Texas Spirits is the oldest spirit organization at the University of Texas, founded in 1941.

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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 (now Heights 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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