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Hiram Fong

Hiram FongAKA Yau Leong Fong

Born: 15-Oct-1906
Birthplace: Honolulu, HI
Died: 18-Aug-2004
Location of death: Kahaluu, HI
Cause of death: Kidney failure
Remains: Buried, Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, HI

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Hawaii, 1959-77

Military service: US Army Air Corps (Judge Advocate, 7th Fighter Command, 1942-45)

First Chinese-American elected to the US Senate.

Father: Hiram Fong, Sr. (indentured laborer)
Mother: Ellyn (maid)
Brother: Rodney
Wife: Ellyn Lo (m. 1938, four children)
Son: Hiram Jr.
Son: Rodney L.
Son: Marvin
Son: Alan
Daughter: Merie-Ellen Fong Mitchell

    High School: President William McKinley High School, Honolulu, HI (1924)
    University: University of Hawaii, Manoa (1930)
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School (1935)
    Administrator: Board of Visitors, US Naval Academy

    US Senator, Hawaii (1959-77)
    Hawaii State House of Representatives Territorial Legislature (1938-54)
    Hawaii State Official Deputy Attorney, City and County of Honolulu (1935-38)
    Young Men's Christian Association
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Chinese Ancestry

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