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Rosa Leong

Rosa Leong, Chinese general construction and real estate investment executive. Named Mayor's Certified of Appreciation, City Los Angeles, 1980; recipient 1st Naturalized United States Citizen's award, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1972.

Background

  • Leong, Rosa was born on July 10, 1926 in Peking, China. Arrived in came to the United States, 1948. Daughter of Tien-Lu and Lu-Ying Li (Wei).

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, Finance, St. John's University, Shanghai, 1948. Master of Science in Education, Finance, University Southern California, 1951. Bachelor of Science in Philosophy & Metaphysics, Institute Religious Science, 1970.

    Career

    • Owner, president Southern California Industries, Los Angeles, since 1955, St. Paul-Wilshire Corporation, Los Angeles, since 1958. Director, chairman Wilshire Center Bancorp & Wilshire Center Bank, since 1981, Chinese Investment Corporation California, Los Angeles, since 1973. Secretary Selective Service Local Board, Los Angeles, since 1972.

      Auditor, director Northern Chinese Benevolent Association, Los Angeles, since 1967. Sustaining member Medical Aid Free China, since 1967. Director Chinatown Service Center, Los Angeles, 1976—1977.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member of American Acupuncture & Herbs Research Institute (director 1972-1981), University Southern California Associates, Asian Businessmen's Association (advisory member since 1972, Certified of Achievement 1980), Building Industry Association, Zonta (director 1980-1981).

    Connections

    • Children: Lucille A., Joy M.
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    Born July 10, 1926
    • 1948
      Finance
    • 1951
      Finance
    • 1970
      Institute Religious Science
    • 1958
      Owner
    • 1973
      director, Wilshire Center Bancorp & Wilshire Center Bank
    • 1973
      chairman, Wilshire Center Bancorp & Wilshire Center Bank
    • 1981
      director, Wilshire Center Bancorp & Wilshire Center Bank
    • 1981
      chairman, Wilshire Center Bancorp & Wilshire Center Bank
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