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  Former Hawaii Congressman Cec Heftel dies
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News DateSaturday, February 6, 2010 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionSAN DIEGO (HawaiiNewsNow) - Former Hawaii Congressman Cec Heftel passed away Thursday at the age of 85. His family confirmed today that he had been in failing health for a while and died of natural causes in San Diego.

Cec Heftel was born in Chicago in 1924, and attended Arizona State University, University of Utah and New York University before moving to Hawaii and establishing Heftel Broadcasting. He is best known for owning KGMB AM-FM and TV through the 1960's and 70's.

He sold the station in 1977, as part of a campaign promise when he was running for congress. He served in Congress from 1977 until 1986, when he resigned to run for Governor. Heftel lost that race, but then in 2004 at the age of 80, he won a seat on the Board of Education.
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