Mary Chung-Hayashi (born Chung Mi Kyun) has been named one of the top feminist leaders for the 21st Century. At 26 she created the National Asian Women’s Health Organization, the first national organization devoted to Asian and Pacific Islander women in the U.S.. Mrs. Chung-Hayashi also is a former assemblywoman for the California State Legislature.
Jim Thorpe (whose Sac and Fox name was Wa-Tho-Huk) is considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports. He won Olympic Gold Medals in the newly formed decathlon and pentathlon events at the 1912 Stockholm summer games. Additionally, he was the 1st National Football League president.