Interview with Joseph R. Garcia (5/25/1988)

Interview with Joseph R. Garcia conducted by Chris Conybeare and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on May 25, 1988 at the Garcia residence in Hilo, Hawaiʻi as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. A Republican territorial and state representative shares his perspectives on his agricultural background, legislative career, and party affiliation. Topics include political rallies as social events; feeling pressure to change his plantation accent to succeed in politics but using pidgin in rallies to help his campaigns; experiences as Republican minority leader; his thoughts on the future of the Republican party in Hawaiʻi. Interview spans 3 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English


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