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Married to Mingli Wang for 32 years with two grown daughters.



Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. May 1981
Dean’s List Managing Editor, American Criminal Law Review, official publication of the American Bar Associations Criminal Law Section), 1980-1981 Publications: “Environmental Crimes,” (Survey of Criminal Laws and Cases for Violations of Environmental Laws), 18 American Criminal Law Review, 345 (1980)

Graduate and College

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, M.A., Chinese History, June 1977 University of California, Berkeley, California, M.A., Asian Studies, June 1976 University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, B.A., May 1974
Graduated Magna cum Laude with High Distinction in History; Senior Honors Thesis awarded High Distinction;
Recipient of the Ralph Tyler Award, “Given to the Most Outstanding Student in Asian Studies,” May, 1974;
James Scholar, Member of the University’s Honor Student Program, all four years, 1970-1974
Cook County Tuition Scholarship (merit scholarship for four years of tuition at University of Illinois awarded to top 135 graduating high school seniors from Cook County (Chicago and suburbs, 1970)


Hamburg University, Hamburg Germany, Sept. 1972-Aug. 1973 Honor Societies Phi Beta Kappa, 1974
Phi Alpha Theta, 1972 (National History Honors Society)


Creating the East Shore State Park: An Activist History, 2002