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.

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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 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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