Interview with Herbert K.H. Lee (12/19/1989)

Interview with Herbert K.H. Lee conducted by Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 12/19/1989 in the Lee residence as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. Attorney and businessman who served in the territorial house and senate from 1944-1959 discusses childhood memories growing up in Waikiki on Hobron Lane; experiences as a university exchange student and working in China in 1934; experiences at the University of Michigan law school in the 1930s; working as a young attorney in Hawaiʻi before and during World War II; Siefert case challenging Martial Law; reasons he became a Democrat; ethnicities in the political parties; the statehood movement and his support of it; his business career after his political career; his role in the formation of Pacific Asia Travel Association. Interview spans 4 videotapes.

Languages: English


  • Public affairs

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