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Duke Kahanamoku

Duke KahanamokuAKA Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku

Born: 24-Aug-1890
Birthplace: Haleakala, Hawaii Territory
Died: 22-Jan-1968
Location of death: Honolulu, HI
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered at sea)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Pacific Islander
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Swimmer, Surfer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Olympic swimmer, five-time medalist

Father: Duke Halapu Kahanamoku (police officer)
Mother: Julia Pa'akonia Lonokahikina Paoa
Wife: Nadine Alexander (dance instructor, m. 2-Aug-1940)

    High School: Kamehameha Schools
    High School: McKinley High School, Honolulu, HI (dropped out)

    Olympic Gold Medal 100-meter freestyle (1912)
    Olympic Gold Medal 100-meter freestyle (1920)
    Olympic Silver Medal 100-meter freestyle (1924)
    Olympic Silver Medal 4x200-meter freestyle relay team (1912)
    Olympic Gold Medal 4x200-meter freestyle relay team (1920)
    Union Oil
    Duke Kahanamoku Foundation
    Brain Surgery (May-1962)
    Heart Attack multiple
    Surfing Hall of Fame
    Swimming Hall of Fame
    US Olympic Hall of Fame (1984)
    Hawaiian Ancestry

    Mister Roberts (30-Jul-1955) · Native Chief
    Wake of the Red Witch (30-Dec-1948) · Va Nuke
    The Pony Express (4-Sep-1925)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, (37 cents, issued 24-Aug-2002)

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