Interview with Hiram L. Fong (3/30/1988)

Interview with Hiram L. Fong conducted by Chris Conybeare and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 3/30/1988 in Senator Fong's office at Finance Factors Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. Former U.S. senator talks about political issues and personalities at the local and national level. A member of the minority Republican party, he also discusses his campaigns. Topics include: his status as a "maverick" Republican; his experiences in the Territorial House of Representatives; factionalism in the legislature; how Hawaii voters vote along ethnic lines; the Republican losses in the 1954 election; experiences and accomplishments in Washington DC as U.S. Senator; experiences at the Republican National Conventions in the 1950s and 1960s; discussions of governors Jack Burns, William Quinn, George Ariyoshi, and John Waihee; and the future of the Republican party in Hawaiʻi. Interview spans 4 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English


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