Ed Lee

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Ed Lee
43rd Mayor of San Francisco
In office
January 11, 2011 – December 12, 2017
Preceded byGavin Newsom
Succeeded byMark Farrell
City Administrator of San Francisco
In office
June 22, 2005 – January 11, 2011
Preceded byWilliam Lee
Succeeded byNaomi Kelly
Personal details
Edwin Mah Lee

(1952-05-05)May 5, 1952
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
DiedDecember 12, 2017(2017-12-12) (aged 65)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Resting placeCypress Lawn Memorial Park
Political partyDemocratic
Anita Lee (m. 1980)
EducationBowdoin College (BA)
University of California, Berkeley (JD)
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata
Ed Lee
Traditional Chinese李孟賢
Simplified Chinese李孟贤

Edwin Mah "Ed" Lee (李孟賢; May 5, 1952 – December 12, 2017) was an American politician and attorney. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He served as the 43rd Mayor of San Francisco, California from January 11, 2011 until his death. Before this, he was City Administrator of San Francisco from 2005 to 2011. He was the first Asian American to become mayor of the city.[1]

Lee was born in Seattle, Washington. He was of Chinese ancestry.[1] He married Anita in 1980. They had two daughters, Brianna and Tania.

Lee died of a heart attack on December 12, 2017 in San Francisco. He was 65.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Coté, John (January 11, 2011). "Ed Lee becomes the city's first Chinese American mayor". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  2. Swan, Rachel; Bulwa, Demian (December 12, 2017). "San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved December 12, 2017.