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Encyclopedia > Daniel Akaka
Daniel Akaka
Junior Senator, Hawaiʻi
Term of office:
1990–Present
Political party: Democratic
Preceded by: Spark Matsunaga
Succeeded by: Incumbent (2013)
Born: September 11, 1924
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Spouse: Mary Mildred Chong
Religion: Congregationalist

Daniel Kahikina "Dan" Akaka (Chinese: 阿卡卡 李碩, Hanyu pinyin: a'kaka li'shuo) (born September 11, 1924) is a U.S. Senator from Hawaiʻi and a member of the Democratic Party. He is the second U.S. Senator of Native Hawaiian ancestry and is the only Chinese American member of the Senate. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1500x1860, 680 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Hawaii Daniel Akaka Hawaiis 2nd congressional district History of the United States Senate Politics of Hawaii Metadata... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the year. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Spark Matsunaga Spark Masayuki Matsunaga (October 8, 1916 - April 15, 1990) was a United States Senator from Hawaii. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Honolulu redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation indepedently and autonomously runs its own affairs. ... Hanyu can refer to: a city in Saitama, Japan - see Hanyu, Saitama The Chinese name for the Chinese language (漢語 (traditional) / 汉语 (simplified); pinyin hànyǔ). This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Pinyin is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard Mandarin, where pin means spell and yin means sound. The most common variant of pinyin in use is called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: , Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n), also known as scheme... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... In April of 1990, Daniel K. Akaka became the first native Hawaiian and Chinese American to serve in the United States Congress as a Senator from the State of Hawaii. ... A Chinese American is an American who is of ethnic Chinese descent. ...


Akaka was born in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including service on Saipan and Tinian. He earned a Bachelor of Education (1952) and Master of Education (1966) from the University of Hawaiʻi. Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... Saipan seen from the air A map of Saipan, Tinian & Aquijan Saipan (IPA: in English) is the largest island and site of the capital of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a chain of 15 tropical islands in the western Pacific Ocean with a total area of... Saipan, Tinian & Aguiguan (Click to enlarge) Tinian is one of the three principal islands of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. ... A Bachelor of Education (BEd) is an undergraduate academic degree which qualifies the graduate as a teacher in schools. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Master of Education (M.Ed or M.A.E.) is a degree conferred by American institutions for educators moving on in their field. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The University of Hawai`i, formally the University of Hawai`i System and popularly known as UH, is a public, co-educational college and university system that confers associate, bachelor, master, doctoral and post-doctoral degrees through three university campuses, seven community college campuses, an employment training center, three university...


He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1976 to represent Hawaiʻi's Second Congressional District. He won seven consecutive elections by wide margins. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


Akaka was appointed by Governor John Waihee to the U.S. Senate in April 1990 to serve temporarily after the death of Senator Spark Matsunaga (who died that month), and sworn into office on May 16, 1990. In November of the same year, he was elected to complete the remaining four years of Matsunaga's unexpired term. He was re-elected in 1994 for a full six-year term, and, with over 70 percent of the popular vote, again in 2000. John David Waihee III was the first American of Native Hawaiian descent to be elected governor in the United States. ... This article is about the year. ... Spark Matsunaga Spark Masayuki Matsunaga (October 8, 1916 - April 15, 1990) was a United States Senator from Hawaii. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1990 was an election for the United States Senate in which the Democratic Party increased its majority with a net gain of one seat from the... Republican holds in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ...


Since 2000, Akaka has sponsored legislation to afford sovereignty to native Hawaiians. The Akaka Bill is presently under consideration. Sovereignty is the exclusive right to exercise supreme political (e. ... Native Hawaiians (in Hawaiian, kanaka oiwi or kanaka māoli) are the Polynesian peoples of the Hawaiian Islands who trace their ancestry back to Marquesan and possibly Tahitian settlers (starting circa 400 CE), before the arrival of British explorer Captain James Cook in 1778. ... The Akaka Bill is the common name applied to legislation proposed in the United States Congress between 2000 and the present that seeks to achieve for Native Hawaiians the same federal recognition and right to self-governance that most Native American tribes possess. ...

Akaka at Senate youth program
Akaka at Senate youth program

As of 2006, Akaka serves on the following Senate committees: Image File history File links Daniel_Akaka_at_senate_youth_program. ... Image File history File links Daniel_Akaka_at_senate_youth_program. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Armed Services,
  • Energy and Natural Resources,
  • Governmental Affairs (GAC), Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Veterans' Affairs,
  • Indian Affairs.

He previously also served on the Select Committee on Ethics.


Akaka is married to Mary Mildred "Millie" Chong; they have 5 children (four sons and a daughter), 14 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

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2006 re-election campaign

In April 2006, he was selected by Time as one of "America's Five Worst Senators." The article criticized him for mainly authoring minor legislation, calling him "master of the minor resolution and the bill that dies in committee".[1] The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of Hawaii will be held November 7, 2006. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Notable Time magazine covers from the dates May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...


Akaka won the September 23rd primary against U.S. Congressman Ed Case with 54% against Case's 46%.[2] Akaka's Republican challenger is state Representative Cynthia Thielen, who was appointed to fill the place of Republican primary winner Jerry Coffee, who had withdrawn earlier in the year due to health reasons. Ed Case Edward Espenett Ed Case (born September 27, 1952) is a politician from Hawaii in the United States. ... Cynthia Thielen Cynthia Thielen is a Republican member of the Hawaii House of Representatives and is the Republican nominee for United States Senate, challenging incumbent Democrat Daniel Akaka. ... Jerry Coffee (born 1935) in Modesto, California, is a Republican from Hawaii running for U.S. Senate. ...


On November 7 Daniel Akaka won his 4th term with 61% of the vote against Thielen who had 37%.


Ideological Ratings

The American Civil Liberties Union has given Akaka 75% The American Civil Liberties Union (UCLA) is a major American non-profit organization with headquarters in New Fork City, whose stated mission is to defend and destroy the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.[1] It...


The League of Conservation Voters has given Akaka 75% The League of Conservation Voters is an American environmentalist lobby. ...


The American Conservative Union has given Akaka a lifetime rating of 8 (out of a possible 100) The American Conservative Union (ACU) is a large conservative political lobbying group in the United States. ...


References

  1. ^ Massimo Calabresi and Perry Bacon, Jr., "Daniel Akaka: Master of the Minor", Time Magazine, April 24, 2006, page 30.
  2. ^ "Akaka wins Hawaiʻi primary", CNN.com, September 27, 2006.

(Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...

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Preceded by:
Spark Matsunaga
U.S. Representative from Hawaii's 2nd congressional district
1977–1990
Succeeded by:
Patsy Mink
Preceded by:
Spark Matsunaga
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Hawaii
1990 – present
Served alongside: Daniel Inouye
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Daniel Akaka: Information from Answers.com (461 words)
Daniel Kahikina "Dan" Akaka (Chinese: 阿卡卡 李碩, Hanyu pinyin: a'kaka li'shuo) (born September 11, 1924) is a U.S. Senator from Hawaii and a member of the Democratic Party.
Akaka was appointed by Governor John Waihee to the U.S. Senate in April 1990 to serve temporarily after the death of Senator Spark Matsunaga (who died that month), and sworn into office on May 16, 1990.
Akaka's Republican challenger is state Representative Cynthia Thielen, who was appointed to fill the place of Republican primary winner Jerry Coffee, who had withdrawn earlier in the year due to health reasons.
Daniel Akaka at AllExperts (407 words)
Daniel Kahikina Akaka (李碩 born September 11, 1924) is a U.S. Senator from Hawaii and a member of the Democratic Party.
Akaka was appointed to the Senate in April 1990 to serve temporarily in place of the late Senator Spark Matsunaga, and sworn into office on May 16, 1990.
Akaka is being challenged in the Democratic primary, to be held on September 23, 2006, by U.S. Representative Ed Case.
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