16Nov

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 will be held in New York on November 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Ng Fook Funeral home at 36 Mulberry Street, New York, NY.  A memorial event will be held in Washington, D.C. on a date TBD at the US Asia Institute.  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 
mary.sue.bissell@usasiainstitute.org or the New York Chinatown YMCA at glaukee@laukeelaw.com.