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  Fong, Hiram L.
NameHiram L. Fong
Previous Name10/15/1906 - 00/00/1942 Yau Leong Fong
Honolulu, Hawai'i , United States
Born October 15, 1906
DiedAugust 18, 2004 (97 years)
ContributorEx-New Jerseyan
Last ModifedE Pluribus Unum
Oct 05, 2021 05:25pm
InfoBorn in Honolulu, Hawaii, October 15, 1906; attended public schools; graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1930 and Harvard Law School in 1935; was admitted to the bar in 1935 and commenced the practice of law in Honolulu; deputy attorney for city and county of Honolulu 1935-1938; during the Second World War served as judge advocate of the Seventh Fighter Command of the Seventh Air Force with rank of major 1942-1945; member of the Territorial legislature 1938-1954, serving four years as vice speaker and six years as speaker; vice president of the Territorial Constitutional Convention in 1950; chairman of the board and president of several insurance and financial institutions; engaged in banana farming in Honolulu; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1959 upon the admission of Hawaii as a State; reelected in 1964 and again in 1970 and served from August 21, 1959, to January 3, 1977; was not a candidate for reelection in 1976; returned to private enterprise, and serves as chairman of Finance Enterprises, Ltd.; is a resident of Kahaluu, Hawaii.


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Aug 18, 2004 12:00am Obituary Fong, First Asian-American Senator, Dies  Article Ex-New Jerseyan 

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Son Hiram L. Fong, Jr. 1939-2017

  11/03/1970 HI US Senate Won 51.57% (+3.14%)
  08/08/1968 US President - R Convention Lost 0.75% (-65.14%)
  11/03/1964 HI US Senate Won 53.04% (+6.68%)
  10/03/1964 HI US Senate - R Primary Won 95.25% (+90.49%)
  07/16/1964 US President - R Convention Lost 0.38% (-67.13%)
  07/28/1959 HI US Senate Won 52.89% (+5.77%)
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Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
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 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall