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Spark Matsunaga

Spark MatsunagaAKA Spark Masayuki Matsunaga

Born: 8-Oct-1916
Birthplace: Kukuiula, HI
Died: 15-Apr-1990
Location of death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Hawaii, 1977-90

Military service: US Army Reserve (1941-45)

Wife: Helene (m. 1948, three daughters, two sons, d. 25-Sep-2004)
Daughter: Karen Hardman
Daughter: Diane Segars
Daughter: Merle Matsunaga
Son: Keene Matsunaga
Son: Matt Matsunaga

    University: University of Hawaii, Honolulu (1941)
    Law School: Harvard Law School (1951)

    US Senator, Hawaii (3-Jan-1977 to 15-Apr-1990, his death)
    US Congressman, Hawaii 2nd (3-Jan-1963 to 3-Jan-1977)
    Hawaii State House of Representatives Territorial Legislature (1954-59)
    Hawaii State Official Assistant Public Prosecutor, Honolulu (1952-54)
    Bronze Star
    Purple Heart (twice)
    Japanese Ancestry

Author of books:
Rulemakers of the House (1976, politics)
The Mars Project: Journeys Beyond the Cold War (1986, international affairs)

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