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General , investment executive , real estate

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.


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).


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.


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.


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).


Children: Lucille A., Joy M.

Tien-Lu Leong

Lu-Ying Li (Wei) Leong

Lucille A. Leong

Joy M. Leong