It is with great sadness that the US-Asia Institute shares that our Chairman Emeritus Norman Lau Kee passed away on November 9, 2017. Mr. Kee was a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Fordham University School of Law School and served in the US Navy. He began practicing law in 1956 as only the third Chinese-American lawyer to practice in Chinatown. A great civic leader, Mr. Kee also served as Chairman of the Federal Advisory Commission to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, on the New York City Commission of Human Rights, and on the boards of community organizations. He helped to found the Chinatown YMCA and the US-Asia Institute, and he is the recipient of numerous civic awards.
The wake was held in New York on November 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Ng Fook Funeral home at 36 Mulberry Street, New York, NY. Click here to read his tribute in PDF form, written by Justice Peter Tom, Supreme Court of the State of NY, and published in the New York Law Journal.
A memorial event was held in Washington, D.C. on January 29th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the US Asia Institute. Click here to learn more about the Washington DC Memorial event.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the US-Asia Institute by clicking on the red donate button below in the footer and writing Norman Lau Kee Memorial Fund in the message area.
For questions, please contact Mary Sue Bissell with the US-Asia Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or the New York Chinatown YMCA at email@example.com.