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Methodist Politicians in Hawaii

  Ralph Kanichi Ajifu (1926-1996) — also known as Ralph K. Ajifu — of Kaneohe, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Kaneohe, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, June 26, 1926. Member of Hawaii state house of representatives, 1966-72. Methodist. Japanese ancestry. Died January 15, 1996 (age 69 years, 203 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Matsuume Ajifu and Umito (Yamashiro) Ajifu; married, March 19, 1949, to Toyoko Takiguchi.
  Daniel Ken Inouye (1924-2012) — also known as Daniel K. Inouye — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, September 7, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Hawaii territorial House of Representatives, 1954-58; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1956; member of Hawaii territorial senate, 1958-59; U.S. Representative from Hawaii at-large, 1959-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 1960, 1972, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 (delegation chair); Temporary Chair, 1968; speaker, 1968; Co-Chair, 1984; U.S. Senator from Hawaii, 1963-. Methodist. Japanese ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Disabled American Veterans; Phi Delta Phi; Lions. Lost his right arm as the result of a combat injury in Italy during World War II. His Distinguished Service Cross was upgraded in 2000 to a Medal of Honor. First American of Japanese descent to serve in Congress. Died, from respiratory failure, in Walter Reed Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., December 17, 2012 (age 88 years, 101 days). Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Son of Hyotaro Inouye and Kame (Imanaga) Inouye; married, June 12, 1949, to Margaret Shinobu Awamura; married 2008 to Irene Hirano Yasutake.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard M. Matsuura (c.1933-1997) — also known as Dickie Matsuura — of Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii. Born in Waialua, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, about 1933. Democrat. Member of Hawaii state house of representatives, 1983-84; member of Hawaii state senate, 1985-97; resigned 1997. Methodist. Japanese ancestry. Died, of pancreatic and liver cancer, in Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii, May 2, 1997 (age about 64 years). Cremated.
  Horace Worth Vaughan (1867-1922) — also known as Horace W. Vaughan — of Texas. Born in Marion County, Tex., December 2, 1867. Democrat. Member of Texas state senate, 1911-13; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1913-15; U.S. Attorney for Hawaii, 1915-16; Judge of U.S. District Court, 1916-22. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, November 10, 1922 (age 54 years, 343 days). Interment at Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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