Joseph Nawahi

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Birthday
13, 1842
Birthplace
Hawaii
Death Date
Sep 14, 1896 (54)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
13, 1842
Birthplace
Hawaii
Death Date
Sep 14, 1896 (54)

About

Affiliated at different points in his career with the Hawaiian Liberal, Kuokoa, and Emmaite political parties, Nawahi was a longtime member of the Hawaiian House of Representatives. Also a publisher, he established a Hawaiian newspaper called Ke Aloha Aina.

Before Fame

In his youth, he attended several schools founded by Protestant missionaries to Hawaii.

Trivia

A visual artist as well as a newspaper man and politician, he was responsible for a now-famous oil painting titled "View of Hilo Bay."

Family Life

He grew up in Hawaii as the child of Keaweolalo and Nawahiokalani'opu'u. His second marriage, to Emma 'Aima Ai'i, resulted in three children.

Associated With

During the reign of final Hawaiian queen Liliuokalani, he briefly served as Hawaiian Minister of Foreign Affairs.