Interview with Sakae Takahashi (2/18/1988)
Interview with Sakae Takahashi conducted by Chris Conybeare and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 2/18/1988 in the KHET studio Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. Territorial treasurer and state senator traces his path from university ROTC to the 100th Infantry Battalion. He also discusses territorial and state legislative sessions and his support of Tom Gill gubernatorial bids in the 1970s. Other topics include: memories of plantation life on Kauaʻi and political activity in the camps; returning to Hawaiʻi after WWII and becoming active in the Democratic party; the 1954 campaign and the influence of the ILWU, anti-Communism sentiment and the Aina Haina debate; his opinion on ethics and election law, collective bargaining, a unicameral legislature, and single-member districts. Interview spans 5 videotapes. Transcript is available http://hdl.handle.net/10125/29936
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