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George Yep: Milwaukee's First Chinese American Lawyer

By Dan Lee on May 18, 2022 12:00 AM

George Yep earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 after distinguished service in World War II. He returned to Milwaukee to hang his shingle in the Plankinton Arcade. The Milwaukee Journal reported he was the first Chinese American lawyer in Milwaukee. Read more about this amazing individual.

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Vincent Lung and Peter Park, Milwaukee Asian American City Planners

By MPL Staff on May 17, 2021 12:00 AM

It took several generations for Asian Americans to start overcoming barriers to pursue the American Dream. Milwaukee has had two city planners of Asian American descent: Vincent Lung and Peter Park. Learn more about them and check out MPL's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage booklists.

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