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First Chinese-American Woman Confirmed as Federal Court Judge

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Los Angeles Attorney Dolly Gee today became the first Chinese-American woman in U.S. history to serve as a federal district court judge when the Senate confirmed as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California. “Dolly Gee has an exemplary record and she will be an outstanding addition to the federal bench," said Senator Barbara Boxer, who recommended to President Barack Obama that Gee be nominated. "As a daughter of immigrants from rural China, she personifies the American dream. She used her position as a prominent attorney in Los Angeles to promote racial tolerance and fight for justice for those who face discrimination. I know I speak for many Californians, especially those in the Chinese and Asian American communities, in expressing my pride in Dolly Gee’s historic confirmation as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District.”

Gee graduated from UCLA in 1981 and 1984.