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Eunice Sato

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Preceded by
  
Thomas J. Clark

Role
  
Politician

Name
  
Eunice Sato


Profession
  
teacher

Succeeded by
  
Thomas J. Clark

Political party
  
Republican Party

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Born
  
June 8, 1921 (age 103) Livingston, California (
1921-06-08
)

Spouse(s)
  
Thomas Sato (m.1950–2013; his death)

Eunice Noda Sato (born June 8, 1921) is an American politician. She served as mayor of Long Beach, California from 1980 to 1982. As such she was the first Asian-American female mayor of a major American city, as well as the first female mayor of Long Beach.

Sato is the daughter of Japanese parents Bunsaku and Sawa Maeda Noda. She attended Modesto Junior College, the University of Northern Colorado, and Columbia University, and became a teacher. She taught in Michigan and overseas in Yokohama, Japan. In 1950, she married Thomas Takahashi Sato. She moved to Long Beach in 1956. She was elected to the Long Beach City Council in 1975 and served until 1986. In 1991 she was appointed to the U.S. National Advisory Council on Educational Research by George H. W. Bush. In September 2014, a school in Long Beach was named in her honor.

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Eunice Sato Wikipedia


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