George Ariyoshi

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Birthday
12, 1926
Birthplace
Honolulu, HI
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
12, 1926 (age 93)
Birthplace
Honolulu, HI

About

Politician and Democrat who, in 1974, became the first Asian American to be elected Governor of Hawaii. He served until 1986.

Before Fame

He worked as a U.S. Army interpreter during World War II.

Trivia

He held his first major political office -- as Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii -- from 1970 to 1974.

Family Life

He married Jean Miya in 1955. The couple later had three children: Lynn, Ryozo, and Donn.

Associated With

He ended his tenure as Governor of Hawaii while Ronald Reagan was president.