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Neil Abercrombie

Neil AbercrombieBorn: 26-Jun-1938
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Hawaii

Teacher and state legislator elected to Congress in 1986, succeeding Cecil Heftel, who resigned his Congressional seat to run for Governor of Hawaii. Lost re-election bid in the same year and succeeded in Congress by Patricia Saiki, but returned to office in 1990, succeeding Saiki. Progressive Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, pro-gun control. Opposed 1991 Gulf War resolution, 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2002 Iraq War resolution; abstained on 2001 USA PATRIOT Act; supported 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus.

Resigned Congressional seat in 2010 to run for Governor of Hawaii, and succeeded in Congress by Charles K. Djou. Elected Governor in 2010, succeeding term-limited Linda Lingle. Long-time friend of President Barack Obama's parents.

Father: Donald Abercrombie
Mother: Vera June
Wife: Nancie Caraway (political scientist)

    High School: Williamsville South High School, Williamsville, NY(1955)
    University: BA Sociology, Union College (1959)
    University: MA Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (1964)
    University: PhD American Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa (1974)
    Professor: University of Hawaii

    Governor of Hawaii (2010-)
    US Congressman, Hawaii 1st (1991-2010)
    US Congressman, Hawaii 1st (1986-87)
    Hawaii State Senate (1978-86)
    Hawaii State House of Representatives (1974-78)
    Amnesty International
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    Dean for America
    Epilepsy Foundation of America Board
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Obama for America
    Special Olympics
    Young Men's Christian Association Board, Nuuanu YMCA
    Risk Factors: Epilepsy

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (7-Aug-2009) · Himself

Official Website:
http://www.neilabercrombie.com/

Author of books:
Blood of Patriots (1996, novel; with Richard Hoyt)


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