Dolores Sibonga becomes first Filipina American to be admitted to the Washington State Bar on October 18, 1973.

  • By David Wilma
  • Posted 3/16/2002
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 3727

On October 18, 1973, H. Dolores Dasalla Sibonga (b. 1931) becomes the first Filipina American to be admitted to the Washington State Bar.

In 1978 she was appointed to the Seattle City Council to replace Phyllis Lamphere, and was elected to the post in 1979. She served on the council for 12 years. 


Sources: "WSBA Lawyer Directory," Washington State Bar Association Website (ww2.wsba.org).

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