Sanford Ballard Dole

Sanford Ballard Dole

Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Death 9 Jun 1926 (aged 82)
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Memorial ID 10952 · View Source
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Hawaii Governor. Born in the Hawaiian Islands to American parents, Dole became the only American to become the Chief Executive of an independent foreign nation. He attended Oahu College, studied law school on the mainland, returned to Hawaii in 1867 and established a private law practice. In 1886, under the Hawaiian Kingdom, was appointed to the Supreme Court as an Associate Justice. While in position, he played a prominent and active role in the overthrow of the monarchy and was then elected president of the Provisional Government in 1893. When he Provisional Government declared itself the Republic of Hawaii, Dole went to Washington, D.C. to press for American annexation of the Islands. Hawaii became a United States territory in 1898 and President McKinley appointed Dole the first Governor of the Territory of Hawaii, serving (1900-03). After leaving office, he was a U.S. District Judge, (1903-16) and practiced law until his death at age 82. His cousin James Dole was the founder of the Dole Pineapple and Food Company.

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