The Honolulu Record was a newspaper established in 1948 by Koji Ariyoshi, a Hawaiian Nisei labor activist and war veteran with support from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
A Pro Communist Party Newspaper.The Record earned a strong reputation for its muckraking investigative journalism. In 1950, it revealed that a much-praised 14-year professor at the University of Hawaii, Shunzo Sakamaki, had been denied tenure simply because he was Japanese - and that no "local product" had ever been promoted to full professorship.Ariyoshi's dogged four-year campaign eventually resulted in the tenureship of Professor Sakamaki.
The paper ceased publication in 1958.
Daniel Kahikina Akaka was an American educator and politician who served as a United States Senator from Hawaii from 1990 to 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Akaka was the first U.S. Senator of Native Hawaiian ancestry.
John David Waiheʻe III is an American politician who served as the fourth governor of Hawaii from 1986 to 1994. He was the first American of Native Hawaiian descent to be elected to the office from any state of the United States. After his tenure in the governor's office, Waiheʻe became a nationally prominent attorney and lobbyist.
George Ryoichi Ariyoshi is an American lawyer and politician who served as the third governor of Hawaii from 1974 to 1986. A Democrat, he is Hawaii's longest-serving governor and the first American of Asian descent to serve as governor of a U.S. state. He assumed gubernatorial powers and duties when Governor John A. Burns was declared incapacitated in October 1973 and was elected in 1974, becoming the first Asian-American to be elected governor of a U.S. state or territory. His lengthy tenure is a record likely to remain unbroken due to term limits enacted after he left office. Ariyoshi is now considered an elder statesman of the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi.
John Anthony Burns was an American politician. Burns was born in Montana and became a resident of Hawaii in 1913. He served as the second governor of Hawaii from 1962 to 1974.
Thomas Ponce Gill was a Hawaii politician. A member of the Democratic party, he served in the United States Congress from 1963 to 1965 and was the third lieutenant governor of Hawaii from 1966 to 1970. He unsuccessfully ran for governor twice, in 1970 and 1974.
Nelson Kiyoshi Doi, was the fifth lieutenant governor of Hawaii from 1974 to 1978 in the first elected administration of Governor George Ariyoshi. Doi was a member of the Hawaii Democratic Party.
Larry Price is an athlete, media personality, journalist and former civil servant in Hawaii, United States. A resident of Honolulu, he is currently an author, political news columnist for MidWeek and radio co-host of the locally popular Perry & Price on KSSK-FM alongside Michael W. Perry. He also writes and produces television documentaries. Price was formerly an investigative reporter for Honolulu ABC network affiliate KITV. In celebration of its centennial, the City and County of Honolulu named Price to its official list of Top 100 Citizens.
Koji Ariyoshi (有吉幸治) (1914–1976) was a Nisei labor activist and a Sergeant in the United States Army during the Second World War.
Henry Montague Norman Nuuanu Gooding Field was an American football offensive tackle who played for the Chicago Cardinals from 1934 to 1936. In later life, he was elected and served in the Hawaii State Senate from 1963 to 1964. He is a 2021 finalist for the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.
The Hawaii Democratic Revolution of 1954 was a nonviolent revolution that took place in the Hawaiian Archipelago consisting of general strikes, protests, and other acts of civil disobedience. The Revolution culminated in the territorial elections of 1954 where the long reign of the Hawaii Republican Party in the legislature came to an abrupt end, as they were voted out of the office to be replaced by members of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. The strikes by the Isles' labor workers demanded similar pay and benefits to their Mainland counterparts. The strikes also crippled the power of the sugarcane plantations and the Big Five Oligopoly over their workers.
The 1974 Hawaii gubernatorial election was Hawaii's fifth gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 5, 1974, and resulted in a victory for the Democratic candidate, Lt. Gov. George Ariyoshi over Republican candidate, former State Senator Randolph Crossley. Ariyoshi received more votes than Crossley in every county in the state.
David Yutaka Ige is an American politician serving as the eighth governor of Hawaii. A Democrat, he previously served in the Hawaii State Senate. In the 2014 gubernatorial election, he defeated incumbent Governor Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic primary, and won the general election over Republican nominee Duke Aiona. He was reelected in 2018.
John Stanley Carroll is an American politician who served as a state representative and state senator from Hawaii as a Republican. Since then, he has become a perennial candidate for multiple statewide offices in Hawaii.
Beatrice Majors Van Vleet Burns was the First Lady of Hawaii for three terms. Born in Oregon and raised in numerous states, she became a Registered nurse, joined the United States Army Nurse Corps, and moved to Hawaii. She met Hawaii's future governor John A. Burns during a picnic at Hanauma Bay, when he was a college student. Together they had four children, one of which was born premature and died when she was struck by poliomyelitis. She never fully recovered from her paralysis, but lived a full life as a wife and mother. During her tenure as the First Lady of Hawaii, she restored the governor's residence of Washington Place.
Jean Hayashi Ariyoshi was the First Lady of Hawaii for 12 years. Among her accomplishments were the reclamation of missing artifacts from the governor's mansion Washington Place, cataloguing the contents, and opening the house to docent-led tours. She promoted "A Million Trees of Aloha" reforestation of Hawaii that resulted in 1,138,000 trees being planted.
The spouse of the governor of Hawaii is an unpaid ceremonial position. Territorial spouses carved out their roles in varied ways, from traditional wives who raised the children and supported their husbands, to philanthropists and society hostesses. Perhaps the most personal insight into any of the spouses came from Territorial Governor Sanford B. Dole. Three years after the death of Anna Prentice Cate Dole, he published a small book, "... for those who loved and still love Anna—my dear wife." detailing their courtship and marriage, her love of poetry, and the admiration the first Governor of the Territory of Hawaii had for his wife.
Shunzo Sakamaki was a Japanese studies professor at the University of Hawaii. Sakamaki Hall, where the History department at the University of Hawaii is housed, was built after his death and named in his honor.
The 1941 Hawaii Deans football team was an American football team that represented the University of Hawaii during the 1941 college football season. The team compiled an 8–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 280 to 83. The season was shortened by two games following the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
David C. Schutter (1940-2005) was a Honolulu criminal defense attorney and civil litigator. He was noted for his flamboyant courtroom persona and involvement in high-profile legal cases in Hawaii during the 1970s and 1980s.