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Hiram Leong Fong
Birth: Oct. 15, 1906
Death: Aug. 18, 2004

United States Senator. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Fong was the first United States Senator of Asian Ancestry. Fong served as a United States Senator from Hawaii from 1959 to 1977. Fong who was a Republican also served as a Member of the Hawaii Territorial House of Representatives from 1938 to 1954, Speaker of the Hawaii Territory House of Representatives from 1948 to 1954, and as a Delegate to the Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory in 1952 and 1956. Fong also served with the United States Army Air Force during World War II. Fong who won the Horatio Alger Award in 1970 was also a noted businessman, owning the Finance Factors, Market City Shopping Center, and his Plantation and Gardens, but he filed for bankruptcy in March 2003. Fong passed away in August 2004 at the age of 97. (bio by: K) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ellyn Lo Fong (1911 - 2006)*
 
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Burial:
O'ahu Cemetery
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Section C, Grave # 273, Nuuanu Memorial Park
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Aug 18, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9335016
Hiram Leong Fong
Added by: Erik Lander
 
Hiram Leong Fong
Added by: David Blewster Knight
 
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