Interview with Arthur Davis Woolaway (3/2/1988)

Interview with Arthur Davis Woolaway conducted by Chris Conybeare and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 3/2/1988 in the KHET studio Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. One of the central figures of the Republican Party explains interparty conflicts and alliances. He also discusses at length statehood and the Republicans who pushed for it. Other topics include: living and working conditions on the plantations; Republican Party politics and factionalism during the 1930s; attending the 1952 Republican national convention; experiences as chairman of Republican party in 1950s; Samuel Wilder King as territorial governor in 1953 and his resignation under pressure by the Big Five; serving on the statehood commission and the role of the Republican Party in obtaining statehood; his reactions to politicians George Ariyoshi, Frank Fasi, and John Waiheʻe; and the prospects for a two-party system in Hawaiʻi. Interview spans 5 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English

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