Bill Lann Lee

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Bill Lann Lee, "former assistant attorney general for civil rights in the Clinton administration.

"Bill Lann Lee was born in New York City. His parents, William and Pui Jen Lee, were poor immigrants from China who operated a Chinese hand laundry. Though both spoke English poorly, they encouraged their sons, Bill and Ernest, to study hard.

"Lee graduated from Yale University and Columbia University Law School, and became a civil rights lawyer. His brother, Ernest, went to New York University and seminary, and became a minister.

"For the last three years, Lee was the highest-ranking Asian American in law enforcement as assistant attorney general for civil rights." [1]

Resources and articles


  1. The Promise of America, AsianWeek, accessed July 8, 2007.
  2. Board, Opportunity Agenda, accessed January 10, 2011.