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Ed Lee, the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco, dies at 65 – LA Times

In 1988, then-Mayor Art Agnos hired Lee to run a whistleblower program, followed by a stint heading the Human Rights Commission, where he pressed for fair hiring practices for women and minorities. In his next post, as city purchaser, he opened contracting doors to those same groups. Later, he became public works director and city administrator.

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