Interview with Wilfred Buddy Soares (5/19/1988)

Interview with Wilfred Buddy Soares conducted by Chris Conybeare and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 5/19/1988 on the University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo campus Hilo, Hawaiʻi as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. Republican state representative active in the 1960s and 1970s speaks of his relationship with Neal Blaisdell, the Republican party leadership, political philosophy, and campaign methods. Other topics include campaigning for Neal Blaisdell in the 1950s; pathway from sports to politics; his campaign for state representative in 1966 as a Republican; support from ILWU; thoughts about the future of the Republican party in Hawaii and how it could improve its grassroots outreach, support of political office holders and recruitment of young people. Interview spans 3 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English


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