Lorrin A. Thurston

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Birthday
31, 1858
Birthplace
Honolulu, HI
Death Date
May 11, 1931 (72)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1858
Birthplace
Honolulu, HI
Death Date
May 11, 1931 (72)

About

Leader of the Hawaiian faction that argued for a U.S. annexation of the islands, and was a key figure in the overthrow of Hawaii's monarchy. He also notably helped found a National Park to preserve the Hawaiian Volcanoes.

Before Fame

A fiery speaker in the Hawaiian legislature, he argued for an end to the monarchy, and accused government officials of corruption.

Trivia

When his calls for reform fell on deaf ears, he formed a government in exile in the U.S. and urged the U.S. to support his work to overthrow Queen Liliuokalani.

Family Life

He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of American missionaries.

Associated With

His work in the U.S. directly opposed the calls by Hawaii's heir the throne, Victoria Kaiulani , for Hawaii home rule.

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