Gordon N. Chan And The Post Office

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thought this was interesting, and cool news:

The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in support of Rep. Mike Honda's bid to rename the city's main post office on Lundy Avenue after Chinese-American community leader Gordon N. Chan.

Chan, who died in December 2001 at age 65, ran his family's plant nursery in San Jose for 30 years and became an influential leader in the area's Asian-American community.

The organizations he was involved with included the Bay Area Chrysanthemum Association, Asian Americans for Community Involvement, the Santa Clara Farm Bureau, the Santa Clara County Planning Commission, the Open Space Commission and the Santa Clara County Fair board. He also was an active member of the First Chinese Baptist Church of San Francisco.
Even though it still requires congressional approval - it seems like a good start to me, and his wife might also be added as well.