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 Neal Shaw “Rusty” Blaisdell

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Neal Shaw “Rusty” Blaisdell Famous memorial

Birth
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Death
6 Nov 1975 (aged 72)
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Memorial ID
18730422 View Source

Honolulu Mayor. He served as Mayor of Honolulu, Hawaii from 1954 to 1968. Prior to becoming mayor, he was a school teacher, a member of the Hawaii territorial House of Representatives from 1944-1946 as well a member of the Hawaii territorial senate from 1946-1950. After his death in 1975, his successor renamed the Honolulu Convention Center/Honolulu International Center in his honor, calling it the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. The convention center was the site where in January 1973, history was made when Elvis Presley performed there to a live world-wide audience. He suffered a fatal stroke the day before his 73rd birthday.

Honolulu Mayor. He served as Mayor of Honolulu, Hawaii from 1954 to 1968. Prior to becoming mayor, he was a school teacher, a member of the Hawaii territorial House of Representatives from 1944-1946 as well a member of the Hawaii territorial senate from 1946-1950. After his death in 1975, his successor renamed the Honolulu Convention Center/Honolulu International Center in his honor, calling it the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. The convention center was the site where in January 1973, history was made when Elvis Presley performed there to a live world-wide audience. He suffered a fatal stroke the day before his 73rd birthday.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Allcalmap
  • Added: 1 Apr 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 18730422
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18730422/neal-shaw-blaisdell: accessed ), memorial page for Neal Shaw “Rusty” Blaisdell (7 Nov 1902–6 Nov 1975), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18730422, citing O'ahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.