Former King County Superior Court Judge Warren Chan dies

King County Superior Court Judge Warren Chan served for nearly 24 years, becoming the first Asian American in the state to win election to the bench in 1968. Judge Chan, who also co-founded the Wing Luke Museum and Seattle Chinese Garden, died June 15. He was 92.

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