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French ancestry Politicians in Hawaii

  Jean Antoine Vizzavona — of Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Corsica. Not U.S. citizen; Honorary Consul for France in Honolulu, Hawaii, 1901-07. Corsican ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Herman John Wedemeyer (1924-1999) — also known as Herman Wedemeyer; "Squirmin' Herman"; "Hula Hips"; "The Hula-Hipped Hawaiian"; "The Hawaiian Hurricane"; "The Hawaiian Centipede" — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born near Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii, May 20, 1924. College football star; elected to the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame and the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame; played pro football for the Los Angeles Dons and the Baltimore Colts in 1948-49; played pro baseball for the Salt Lake City Bees (farm team for the San Francisco Seals) in 1950; member of Hawaii state house of representatives, 1971-74; as an actor, he was a regular on the television series "Hawaii Five-O," playing the role of Duke Lakela, 1971-80. Hawaiian, German, Irish, English, Chinese, French, and Tahitan ancestry. Died, of complications from a heart attack, at Queens Hospital, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, January 25, 1999 (age 74 years, 250 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
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