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Day we pay tribute to Thelma Buchholdt!

Day we pay tribute to Thelma Buchholdt!
Posted on 10/18/2017
Stallion LogoDay we pay tribute to Thelma Buchholdt who was the first female Filipino-American legislator in the United States of America. Thelma Garcia Buchholdt was a Filipino-American community activist, historian, public speaker, author, as well as the first female Filipino-American legislator in the United States and first Filipino-American elected to a United States legislative body in which the constituency was less than 3% Asian American.

Buchholdt was born in the province of Cagayan, Philippines and moved to the United States at the age of 15 where she attended and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, California with the help of one of her uncles.  She continued to go to school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and later on at the District of Columbia School of Law in Washington, D.C where she earned her Juris Doctor.  
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