Lenard D. Louie at 68

Lenard D. Louie, San Francisco Superior Court Judge, died of heart failure February 24, 2004 at 68. Louie, a native of San Francisco, attended the Hastings College of the Law and the University of San Francisco. He was a prosecutor for the San Francisco District Attorney's office from 1969 to 1985, the same year appointed to the San Francisco Municipal Court by then Gov. George Deukmejian. In 1988, he was appointed to superior court and presided over the bench until this year. As a deputy district attorney, he aggressively prosecuted Asian gangs. His dedication to advancing APA civil rights and equal opportunity made him a paradigm in the community. Louie is survived by his wife, Lily; two daughters, Teresa and Karen; and three grandchildren. (Source: May Chow, AsianWeek, Mar 05; San Francisco Chronicle, Mar. 5, 2004).

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