Interview with Tadao Beppu (4/15/1988)

Interview with Tadao Beppu conducted by Chris Conybeare and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 4/15/1988 in the KHET studio Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. Former state house speaker discusses ethnic discrimination in the territorial years and some highlights of his political career. Topics include: experiences during World War II working as a stevedore and then joining the 442nd Regimental Combat Team; activity as a member of the Young Democrats Hawaii with Patsy Mink; his first campaign for state representative in 1958; the 1959 legislative session; his experiences as Speaker of the House; his opinion on changes in the Democratic party since statehood; and his memories of various politicians including Jack Burns, Tom Gill, Kenneth Brown, George Ariyoshi, John Waiheʻe, and Frank Fasi. Interview spans 4 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English

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