• Matt Esnayra

Former Long Beach Mayor Eunice Sato Dies At 99

According to multiple news reports, Eunice Sato, who served as the first female and Asian Mayor of Long Beach in the early 1980s, died from a cardiopulmonary arrest last Friday at the age of 99.

The big picture:

Sato served on the City Council from 1975 to 1986, representing the Seventh District, including a two-year appointment as mayor, becoming the first Asian American woman to serve as mayor of a major American city.

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