Interview with Martin Pence, session 3 of 4 (2/5/1990)

Interview with Martin Pence conducted by Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 2/5/1990 in Federal Judges' Chambers, Prince Kuhio Federal Building Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaiʻi discusses his professional and political experiences on the Big Island during World War II and the 1950s. Topics include: the effects of martial law in Hawaii; the Hawaii Rifles militia; his 1942 and 1944 campaigns for Hawaii County Attorney; his appointment as judge of the Third Circuit Court in 1945; the 1946 tsunami in Hilo; and the 1950 Democratic convention in Honolulu. Pence also shares memories of Big Island political figures including Gene Capellas, Joe Garcia, Julian Yates, Richard Lyman, Nelson Doi, and Stanley Hara. Interview spans 5 videotapes.

Languages: English


  • Public affairs

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