Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Who sits in the Senate

U.S. Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka is America’s first Senator of Native Hawaiian ancestry, and the only Chinese American member of the United States Senate.
Like many of his generation, Senator Akaka’s youth was interrupted by World War II. Upon graduation from high school, he served as a civilian worker in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1943 to 1945 and then in active duty in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947.
Following the war, Senator Akaka returned to school enrolling in the University of Hawaii. A strong believer in the power of education, he made it his career, as a teacher and principal in the State of Hawaii Department of Education.
First elected to the U.S. House in 1976, Congressman Akaka was appointed to the Senate when Senator Spark Matsunaga passed away, subsequently winning election to the office in 1990, and re-election in 1994, 2000, and 2006.

        Looks like a nice man with distinguished career.  He has been in office too long and needs to be replaced. 


  1. There are alot of long time Senators and Representatives that need replaced.

  2. Yes, I knew my state likes to hold on to their reps till death. I will be researching this on my own, like I don't have enough to do. Thanks for visiting


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