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  Matsunaga, Masayuki "Spark"
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NameMasayuki "Spark" Matsunaga
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Kukuiula, Hawai'i , United States
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Born October 08, 1916
Died April 15, 1990 (73 years)
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Jun 26, 2011 05:26pm
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InfoBorn in Kukuiula, Kauai, Hawaii, October 8, 1916; graduated, University of Hawaii at Honolulu 1941 and Harvard Law School 1951; United States Army Reserve 1941; volunteered for active service in July 1941; wounded twice in battle; released from active service as a captain in December 1945; assistant public prosecutor, city and county of Honolulu 1952-1954; member of Hawaiian statehood delegation to Congress in 1950 and 1954; lawyer in private practice; member of the Territorial legislature 1954-1959, serving as majority leader 1957-1959; author and poet; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; reelected to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate for reelection in 1976 to the House of Representatives, but was elected to the United States Senate; reelected in 1982 and again in 1988 and served from January 3, 1977, until his death in Toronto, Canada, April 15, 1990; cremated, ashes interred in Punchbowl National Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii.


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Sep 29, 2004 12:00am Obituary Helene Matsunaga, Widow of U.S. Senator Dies  Article Gerald Farinas 

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RACES
  11/08/1988 HI US Senate Won 76.55% (+55.87%)
  09/17/1988 HI US Senate - D Primary Won 86.86% (+73.72%)
  11/02/1982 HI US Senate Won 80.08% (+63.09%)
  11/02/1976 HI US Senate Won 53.73% (+13.10%)
  10/02/1976 HI US Senate - D Primary Won 51.04% (+10.14%)
  11/05/1974 HI District 1 Won 59.32% (+18.64%)
  11/07/1972 HI District 1 Won 54.70% (+9.40%)
  11/03/1970 HI District 1 Won 72.89% (+45.78%)
  11/05/1968 HI At-Large Won 37.35% (+2.94%)
  11/08/1966 HI At-Large Won 34.11% (+0.00%)
  10/01/1966 HI At-Large - D Primary Won 43.49% (+0.00%)
  11/03/1964 HI At-Large Won 35.71% (+8.48%)
  10/03/1964 HI At-Large - D Primary Won 38.29% (+16.13%)
  11/06/1962 HI At-Large Won 33.92% (+0.00%)
  10/06/1962 HI At-Large - D Primary Won 32.38% (+0.44%)
ENDORSEMENTS
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