Friday, September 7, 2012

Immigrant of the Day: Mark Keam (Korea)


The BLT: Blog of Legal Times has a nice profile of our Immigrant of the Day, Mark Keam, an immigrant from Korea who is a delegate at the Democratic National Convention.  Keam is a delegate from Virginia and also a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Keam was born to a Presbyterian minister in Seoul, South Korea, in 1966. His family later founded a church in Vietnam.  After the fall of South Vietnam, the family briefly lived in Australia.  Keam's family eventually settled in Orange County, California. Keam received a Political Science degree from the University of California at Irvine and later earned a law degree from Hastings College of the Law. Keam served as Senator Richard Durbin's chief counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2001 to 2007, when he left to join Verizon Communications as a Vice President and Counsel. In 2009, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.  For a fuller bio, click here.



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