Lam, David See Chai

LAM, David See Chai, real estate developer, philanthropist, lt gov 1988–95 (b 25 July 1923, Hong Kong; d 22 Nov 2010, Vancouver). He was the first CHINESE Canadian to serve as a provincial LT GOV. During WWII his family had to relocate from Hong Kong to Macao, where at age 19 he went into his father's coal-importing business. Following the war he came to the US to study at Temple and New York universities. He then returned to Hong Kong in 1950; he became manager of a family-owned bank and...

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