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 Thomas Ponce Gill

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Thomas Ponce Gill

Birth
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Death 3 Jun 2009 (aged 87)
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot SECTION C11-P ROW 200 SITE 238
Memorial ID 37988011 View Source
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US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party from Hawaii, he served in the United States House of Representatives from 1963 to 1965. Born in Honolulu, he was recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star while serving in the United States Military during World War II. Upon his discharge, he attained his law degree from the University of California Law School in Berkeley. In 1958, he was elected to the Territorial House of Representatives, and served as majority floor leader from 1959 to 1962. After an unsuccessful bid for Hawaii's US Senate seat, he was elected Lieutenant Governor and served at that capacity from 1966 to 1970. Following his career in politics, Gill returned to practicing law.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 6 Jun 2009
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37988011/thomas-ponce-gill : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Ponce Gill (21 Apr 1922–3 Jun 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 37988011, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .