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  Inouye, Daniel K.
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NameDaniel K. Inouye
Address300 Ala Moana Boulevard Room 7-212
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96850-4975, United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://inouye.senate.gov
Born September 07, 1924
Died December 17, 2012 (88 years)
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InfoDaniel Ken Inouye

Senator Daniel K. Inouye was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 7, 1924, and was named after a Methodist minister who had adopted his mother.

Young Dan Inouye attended Honolulu public schools and earned pocket money by parking cars at the old Honolulu Stadium and giving haircuts to fellow students. Most of his earnings were spent on a flock of homing pigeons, a postage stamp collection, parts for crystal radio sets and chemistry sets.

On December 7, 1941, the fateful day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 17-year-old Dan Inouye was one of the first Americans to handle civilian casualties in the Pacific war. He had taken medical aid training and was pressed into service as head of a first-aid litter team. He saw a "lot of blood" and did not go home for a week.

In March 1943, 18-year-old Dan Inouye, then a freshman in pre-medical studies at the University of Hawaii, enlisted in the U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the famed "Go For Broke" regiment.

Dan Inouye spent 20 months in Army hospitals after losing his right arm. On May 27, 1947, he was honorably discharged and returned home as a Captain with a Distinguished Service Cross (the second highest award for military valor), Bronze Star, Purple Heart with cluster and 12 other medals and citations.

With financial assistance from the G.I. Bill, Inouye graduated from the University of Hawaii and the George Washington University Law School. Then, he returned to Hawaii and served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor for the city of Honolulu. He broke into politics in 1954 with his election to the Territorial House of Representatives. He later won election to the Territorial Senate.

When Hawaii became a state on August 21, 1959, Daniel Inouye won election to the United States House of Representatives as the new state's first Congressman. He was reelected to a full term in 1960. Elected to the United States Senate in 1962, Inouye is currently serving his seventh consecutive term in the Senate.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/13/2011-10/16/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 62.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 68.00% ( 5.0) 26.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 3.0)
06/09/2006-06/12/2006 Survey USA 63.00% ( 7.0) 27.00% ( 8.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 70.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 17, 2012 04:40pm Obituary Sen. Daniel Inouye dies at age 88  Article Craverguy 
Dec 16, 2012 10:35pm News Inouye remains hospitalized indefinitely with breathing illness  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 22, 2009 11:00am News Inouye Hits Senate Milestone  Article John 
Oct 22, 2009 09:40am Proposed Legislation Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment May Be Stripped By Senior Dem, Sources Say  Article RP 
Jul 01, 2009 12:00pm Scandal Sen. Inouye pushed for bailout of bank which he partially owned  Article Craverguy 
May 25, 2008 07:20am Announcement Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye weds in California  Article RMF 
Apr 30, 2008 11:20am News Porkers of a Feather?  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 26, 2008 12:00pm News Punahou gets Inouye apology for Obama barb  Article Gerald Farinas 
Jan 30, 2008 09:00pm News Inouye to marry head of AJA museum in May  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 13, 2006 05:00pm Obituary Maggie Inouye, wife of U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, dead at 81  Article COSDem 
Feb 20, 2004 12:00am News Inouye says he'll seek 8th term in U.S. Senate  Article Gerald Farinas 

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INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/20/2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Won 6.25% (+0.00%)
  01/03/2011 Appropriations Chairperson Won 53.33% (+6.67%)
  01/03/2011 US Senate President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 HI US Senate Won 74.81% (+53.24%)
  09/18/2010 HI US Senate - D Primary Won 88.27% (+76.54%)
  06/28/2010 President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2009 Appropriations Chairperson Won 60.00% (+20.00%)
  11/02/2004 HI US Senate Won 75.51% (+54.52%)
  09/18/2004 HI US Senate - D Primary Won 95.18% (+90.36%)
  11/03/1998 HI US Senate Won 79.18% (+61.36%)
  09/19/1998 HI US Senate- D Primary Won 92.78% (+85.57%)
  11/03/1992 HI US Senate Won 57.27% (+30.34%)
  09/19/1992 HI US Senate - D Primary Won 76.04% (+52.09%)
  11/29/1988 Majority Leader Lost 25.45% (-23.64%)
  01/03/1987 US Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 HI US Senate Won 73.57% (+47.13%)
  01/03/1985 US Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1983 US Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1981 US Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1980 HI US Senate Won 77.94% (+59.52%)
  09/20/1980 HI US Senate - D Primary Won 87.52% (+80.75%)
  01/03/1979 US Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1977 US Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1974 HI US Senate Won 82.91% (+65.82%)
  07/13/1972 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.03% (-59.04%)
  11/05/1968 HI US Senate Won 83.40% (+68.41%)
  10/05/1968 HI US Senate - D Primary Won 87.53% (+76.23%)
  11/06/1962 HI US Senate Won 69.41% (+38.82%)
  10/06/1962 HI US Senate - D Primary Won 93.65% (+87.29%)
  11/08/1960 HI At-Large Won 74.37% (+48.74%)
  10/01/1960 HI At-Large - D Primary Won 93.32% (+86.63%)
  08/21/1959 HI At-Large Won 68.63% (+37.27%)
  06/27/1959 HI At-Large - D Primary Won 65.33% (+37.95%)
ENDORSEMENTS
HI US Senate - Appointment - Dec 26, 2012 D Colleen Hanabusa
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
HI District 1 - Special Election - May 22, 2010 D Colleen Hanabusa
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
AK US Senate - Nov 04, 2008 R Ted Stevens
HI US President - D Caucus - Feb 19, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 D Ned Lamont
HI US Senate - D Primary - Sep 23, 2006 D Daniel Akaka
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 NPA Reject
HI US President - D Caucus - Feb 24, 2004 D John Kerry
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David H. Souter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
U.S. Surgeon General - Nov 16, 1981 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall