Samuel Wilder King

Samuel Wilder King

Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Death 24 Mar 1959 (aged 72)
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot U, 0, 1175
Memorial ID 20935998 · View Source
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US Congressman, Governor of Hawaii. In 1935, he was elected as a Republican Delegate to the Seventy-fourth Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1943. He was renominated, but withdrew to serve as a US Navy Captian in the central Pacific, during World War II. After the war, he was a member of the Hawaii Statehood Commission in 1947 and president of constitutional convention in 1950. In 1953, he was appointed Governor of Hawaii by President Eisenhower and served until his resignation in 1957. He was the first native Hawaiian to hold the office of Governor.

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