Interview with Richard Henderson (5/19/1988)
Interview with Richard Henderson conducted by Chris Conybeare and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 5/19/1988 in Hilo, Hawaiʻi as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. A Big Island Republican businessman discusses his independent philosophy and his political experiences as a state senator. Topics include working with William Hardy "Doc" Hill in Hilo in the 1950s as an accountant; becoming active in politics with his appointment to Doc Hill's senate seat in 1970; his experiences in the legislature and being impressed by the education and experience of his peers; opinion on labor groups and the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) political backing; resigning from the senate in 1987 because of the republican losses in the 1986 election; and his opinion on the future of the Republican party. Interview spans 3 videotapes. Transcript is available http://hdl.handle.net/10125/29916
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