Daniel Inouye

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Birthday
7, 1924
Birthplace
Honolulu, HI
Death Date
Dec 17, 2012 (88)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1924
Birthplace
Honolulu, HI
Death Date
Dec 17, 2012 (88)

About

Democrat and US Senator from Hawaii from 1963 to 2012 who was the first Japanese American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. He was known as the voice of conscience during the Congressional Iran Contra investigations.

Before Fame

He was a hero of WW II, losing his right arm in combat in Europe.

Trivia

He took part in the Congressional investigation of the Watergate affair, posing tough questions to the central figures in the case.

Family Life

He grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, to parents who emigrated from Japan.

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He chastised Col. Oliver North for his role in the Iran Contra affair, disregarding North's defense that he was only following orders.

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