Leaders From Hawaii

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Hawaii has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Barack Obama, Daniel Inouye, David Ige, Lon Horiuchi, Hiram Bingham III and others.
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Barack Obama
(44th President of the United States (2009-2017))
Barack Obama
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Birthdate: August 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo

Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, has the distinction of being the first African-American president of the nation. A civil rights attorney and an academic, he has been credited with bringing about a significant improvement in America’s reputation abroad. His efforts to strengthen international diplomacy was recognized with the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Daniel Inouye
(Former United States Senator from Hawaii (1963 - 2012))
Daniel Inouye
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Birthdate: September 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 17, 2012

Daniel Inouye was a US Senator from Hawaii. He was the highest-ranking Asian-American politician until 2021 when Kamala Harris of Indian origin became vice president. Inouye is also known for his participation in World War II where he lost his right arm. For his bravery in World War II, he was honored with the United States’ highest military award, the Medal of Honor.

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David Ige
(Governor of Hawaii (Since 2014))
David Ige
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Birthdate: January 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Hiram Bingham III
(Academic, explorer and politician)
Hiram Bingham III
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Birthdate: November 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 6, 1956

Best known for his research on the Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes, American archaeologist Hiram Bingham III had learned mountaineering from his missionary father. Though not a professional archaeologist, he ventured into exploration after gaining an interest in South America while teaching South American history at Yale.

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Lon Horiuchi
(American former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) sniper and former United States Army officer who was involved in the 1992 Ruby Ridge standoff and 1993 Waco siege)
Lon Horiuchi
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Birthdate: June 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Patsy Takemoto Mink
(Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii (1990 - 2002))
Patsy Takemoto Mink
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Birthdate: December 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 28, 2002

Born to Japanese immigrants in Hawaii, lawyer and Democratic Party member Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first Asian-American woman and the second Hawaiian woman to be part of the U.S. Congress. She has fought for women’s and civil rights and has opposed the American participation in the Vietnam War.

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Eric K. Shinseki
(Military Officer)
Eric K. Shinseki
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Birthdate: November 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Sanford Ballard Dole
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Birthdate: April 23, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 9, 1926
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Douglas A. Zembiec
(Military officer)
Douglas A. Zembiec
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Birthdate: April 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 11, 2007
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Lorrin A. Thurston
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Birthdate: July 31, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 11, 1931
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Samuel C. Armstrong
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Birthdate: January 30, 1839
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 11, 1893
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Lawrence M. Judd
(41st Governor of American Samoa)
Lawrence M. Judd
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Birthdate: March 20, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 4, 1968