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Jean Sadako King

1925 - 2013

By: Lippwe Kayrose | Date Added:

Jean Sadako King was the first woman ever elected to Lieutenant Governor in Hawaii, 1978-1982. King served in the State House of Representatives from 1972-1974, and in the State Senate from 1974-1978. She was praised by her true achievements as a true pioneering in the Hawaiian Islands, as an advocate for affordable housing and the Hawaiian environment. King preserved the Hawaii’s natural resources with the State Sunshine Law and the Shoreline Protection Act. She was inspired by many young Hawaiian women by her political work in office and community commitment. "Jean King was a real pioneer that really changed the face of Hawaii as a passionate woman that was committed to civil rights to human rights," said Honolulu City Council member Stanley Chang.

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