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John D. Waihee III

John D. Waihee IIIAKA John David Waihee III

Born: 19-May-1946
Birthplace: Honokaa, HI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Pacific Islander
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Hawaii, 1986-94

The first of native Hawaiian descent to be elected governor. Supporter of Hawaiian sovereignty, stating that it was only "a matter of how, when and in what form." Instrumental in the creation of the OHA, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, to which his son was elected as a trustee in 2002.

Wife: Lynne Kobashigawa (schoolteacher, b. circa 1947, one son, one daughter)
Son: John David Waihee IV (b. 1970)
Daughter: Jennifer Waihee (attorney, City of Honolulu)

    University: BA Business and History, Andrews University
    Law School: JD, University of Hawaii at Manoa (1976)

    Governor of Hawaii (1-Dec-1986 to 5-Dec-1994)
    Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii (1982-86)
    Hawaii State House of Representatives (1981-83)
    Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand Partner (1995-2002)
    Boy Scouts of America
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Friends for Harry Reid
    National Leadership PAC
    Eagle Scout
    Hawaiian Ancestry


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