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Hiram Leong Fong

  • Birth 15 Oct 1906 Kalihi, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Death 18 Aug 2004 Kahaluu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Plot Section C, Grave # 273
  • Memorial ID 9335016

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 18 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9335016
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hiram Leong Fong (15 Oct 1906–18 Aug 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9335016, citing Nuuanu Memorial Park, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .