Interview with Donald D.H. Ching (4/19/1988)

Interview with Donald D.H. Ching conducted by Chris Conybeare and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 4/19/1988 in the KHET studio Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. Former longtime legislator discusses elective politics and the constitutional convention of 1978. Topics include: his involvement in campaigning and lobbying during the 1954 Democratic Revolution; influential people in 1950s democratic party including Mits Kido, Jack Burns and Charles Kauhane; party factionalism; statehood special election; 1959 reapportionment; political influence of unions; assassination of Sen. Larry Kuriyama; New Hawaii Program democratic legislative plan; reactions to politicians Tom Gill, George Ariyoshi, John Waiheʻe, Frank Fasi; and his interview in the book Hawaii Pono by Lawrence Fuchs. Interview spans 4 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English


  • Public affairs

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