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Encyclopedia > Daniel Inouye
Daniel Ken Inouye
Daniel Inouye

Senior Senator
from Hawaii
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 1963
Serving with Daniel Akaka
Preceded by Oren E. Long
Succeeded by Incumbent (2011)

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Hawaii's At-Large district
In office
August 21, 1959January 3, 1963
Preceded by First congressman (statehood)
Succeeded by Thomas Ponce Gill

Born September 7, 1924 (1924-09-07) (age 83)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Political party Democratic
Spouse Margaret Shinobu Awamura (deceased)
Religion Methodist

Daniel Ken Inouye (born September 7, 1924) is a recipient of the Medal of Honor and currently serves as the senior United States Senator from Hawaii. He has been a senator for over forty years, since 1963, a distinction that few senators have achieved, and is currently the third most senior member, after fellow Democrats Robert Byrd (West Virginia) and Ted Kennedy (Massachusetts). He was Hawaii's first representative after it became a state. He was also the first American of Japanese descent to serve in the United States House of Representatives and later the first in the Senate. He is a member of the Democratic Party and has continuously represented Hawaii in the United States Congress since it achieved statehood in 1959. 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Biography

Inouye was born in Honolulu, the son of Japanese immigrants, Kame Imananga and Hyotaro Inouye.[1] He grew up in the Bingham Tract, a Chinese-American enclave within the the predominantly Japanese-American community of Mo'ili'ili in Honolulu, and was at the Pearl Harbor attack as a medical volunteer.[2] In 1943, when the Army dropped its ban on Japanese-Americans serving in the Army, Inouye curtailed his premedical studies and enlisted in the Army.[2] He was assigned to the Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which became the most highly-decorated unit in the history of the U.S. Army. During the World War II campaign in Europe he received the Bronze Star and also the Distinguished Service Cross, which was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor. For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu. ... This article is about the actual attack. ... Nisei (二世 lit. ... The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, hiking up a muddy French road in the Chambois Sector, France, in late 1944. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration and is the fourth highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service. ... The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the second highest military decoration of the United States Army which is awarded for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. ... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ...


While recovering from World War II wounds in Percy Jones Army Hospital, Inouye met Bob Dole, then a fellow patient. Dole mentioned to Inouye that after the war he planned to go to Congress. Inouye beat him there by a few years. Despite being members of different political parties, the two lawmakers remain life-long friends. Percy Jones Army Hospital, later became a Federal Center and, in 2003, was renamed the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in honor of the two men and another senator who had stayed in the hospital, Philip Hart. In 1942, the U.S. Army bought the Battle Creek Sanitarium and converted the buildings into the Percy Jones Army Hospital. ... § Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) was a United States Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996, serving part of that time as United States Senate Majority Leader. ... The Battle Creek Sanitarium[1], also known as the Battle Creek Sanatorium[2] in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States, first opened in 1866 as the Western Health Reform Institute, based on the health principles advocated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ... Philip Aloysius Hart (December 10, 1912–December 26, 1976) was a Democratic senator from Michigan. ...


Although he lost his right arm in the war, he remained in the military until 1947, discharged with the rank of captain. Due to the loss of his arm, he abandoned his plans to become a surgeon[2] and returned to college to study political science on the GI Bill. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1950 with a B.A. in political science. He earned his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC in 1953 and was elected into Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. Soon afterward he was elected to the territorial legislature, of which he was a member until shortly before Hawaiʻi achieved statehood in 1959. He won a seat in the United States House of Representatives as Hawaii's first full member, and took office on August 21, 1959, when Hawaiʻi became a state. He was reelected in 1960. The G. I. Bill of Rights or Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944 provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans as well as one-year of unemployment compensation. ... The University of HawaiÊ»i at Mānoa is a public, co-educational university and is the main campus of the greater University of HawaiÊ»i system. ... The George Washington University Law School, commonly referred to as GW Law, was founded in 1865 and is the oldest law school in the District of Columbia. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1962 he was elected to the United States Senate, succeeding fellow Democratic Sen. Oren E. Long. He has been re-elected every six years since then, most recently in 2004. He delivered the keynote address at the turbulent 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.[2] He gained national attention for his service on the Senate Watergate Committee. He was chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence from 1975 until 1979, and chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs from 1987 until 1995 and from 2001 until 2003. Inouye was also involved in the Iran Contra investigations of the 1980s, chairing a special committee from 1987 until 1989. He was a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2004 and easily defeated his Republican opponent, Campbell Cavasso. His wife of fifty-seven years, Maggie, died on March 13, 2006. Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, simultaneous hold marked in light purple, Republican hold and Democratic pickup marked in dark purple. ... Oren E. Long was the tenth territorial governor of Hawaii and the states first United States Senator. ... Results -- light red represents Republican holds, dark red Republican pickups, light blue Democratic holds, dark blue Democratic pickups. ... The 1968 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party was held at International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois, from August 26 to August 29, 1968, for the purposes of choosing the Democratic nominee for the 1968 U.S. presidential election. ... The Senate Watergate Committee was a special committee convened by the United States Senate to investigate the Watergate scandal after it was learned that the Watergate burglars had been directed to break into and wiretap the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee by CREEP, President Richard Nixons re-election... The Iran-Contra Affair (also Irangate), was a political scandal occurring in 1987 as a result of earlier events during the Reagan administration in which members of the executive branch sold weapons to Iran, an avowed enemy, and illegally used the profits to continue funding rebels, the Contras, in Nicaragua. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Campbell Cavasso was a Hawaii legislator. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


"The Gang of 14"

On May 23, 2005, Inouye was one of fourteen moderate senators to forge a compromise on the Democrats' use of the judicial filibuster, thus blocking the Republican leadership's attempt to implement the "nuclear option". Under the agreement, the Democrats would retain the power to filibuster a Bush judicial nominee only in an "extraordinary circumstance", and the three most conservative Bush appellate court nominees (Janice Rogers Brown, Priscilla Owen and William Pryor) would receive a vote by the full Senate. is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gang of 14 (sometimes called the Mod Squad, with mod standing for moderate) was a term coined to describe the bipartisan group of moderate Senators who successfully negotiated a compromise to avoid the deployment of the so-called nuclear option over the organized use of the filibuster by Senate... As a form of obstructionism in a legislature or other decision making body, a filibuster is an attempt to extend debate upon a proposal in order to delay or completely prevent a vote on its passage. ... The nuclear option, also called the Constitutional option, is a parliamentary ruling by the presiding officer of the United States Senate to end debate and hold an immediate vote on a matter under consideration. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Appeal. ... The Honorable Janice Rogers Brown Janice Rogers Brown (born May 11, 1949 in Greenville, Alabama) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... Priscilla Owen (born in Palacios, Texas, October 4, 1954) is a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. ... William Holcombe Pryor, Jr. ...


Medal of Honor citation

"Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy. While attacking a defended ridge guarding an important road junction, Second Lieutenant Inouye skillfully directed his platoon through a hail of automatic weapon and small arms fire, in a swift enveloping movement that resulted in the capture of an artillery and mortar post and brought his men to within 40 yards of the hostile force. Emplaced in bunkers and rock formations, the enemy halted the advance with crossfire from three machine guns. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Second Lieutenant Inouye crawled up the treacherous slope to within five yards of the nearest machine gun and hurled two grenades, destroying the emplacement. Before the enemy could retaliate, he stood up and neutralized a second machine gun nest. Although wounded by a sniper’s bullet, he continued to engage other hostile positions at close range until an exploding grenade shattered his right arm. Despite the intense pain, he refused evacuation and continued to direct his platoon until enemy resistance was broken and his men were again deployed in defensive positions. In the attack, 25 enemy soldiers were killed and eight others captured. By his gallant, aggressive tactics and by his indomitable leadership, Second Lieutenant Inouye enabled his platoon to advance through formidable resistance, and was instrumental in the capture of the ridge. Second Lieutenant Inouye’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army."

Trivia

Inouye's son Daniel Ken Inouye, Jr. was a member of 1980s hardcore punk band Marginal Man, and briefly discusses his father in the film American Hardcore. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... American Hardcore is a documentary directed by Paul Rachman and written by Steven Blush. ...


Inouye was the subject of an epithet during the Watergate hearings in 1973. At the time, lawyer John Wilson represented President Nixon’s closest advisers, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman. During a hearing recess, Wilson referred to Inouye as "that little Jap" in a private conversation. The conversation leaked out as Mr. Wilson forgot the microphone was still on.[3][4] “Watergate” redirects here. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Harry Robbins Haldeman (publicly known as H. R. Haldeman, and informally as Bob Haldeman) (October 27, 1926 – November 12, 1993) was a U.S. political aide and businessman, best known for his service as White House Chief of Staff to President Richard Nixon and for his role in events leading... John D. Ehrlichman as Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs, May 13, 1969. ... “Microphones” redirects here. ...


Inouye was interviewed for Ken Burns documentary; The War currently being shown on PBS Kenneth Lauren Burns (b. ... World War II is often referred to as The War, and before that World War I was often known by this moniker. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...


Electoral history

2004 Hawaii United States Senate Election

Daniel Inouye (D) (inc.) 76%
Campbell Cavasso (R) 21%
James Brewer (I) 2%
Lloyd Mallan (Lib.) 1%

1998 Hawaii United States Senate Election Campbell Cavasso was a Hawaii legislator. ...

Daniel Inouye (D) (inc.) 79.2%
Crystal Young (R) 17.8%
Lloyd Mallan (Lib.) 3%

1992 Hawaii United States Senate Election

Daniel Inouye (D) (inc.) 57.3%
Rick Reed (R) 26.9%
Linda Martin (Green) 13.7%

1986 Hawaii United States Senate Election

Daniel Inouye (D) (inc.) 70.6%
Frank Hutchinson (R) 26.4%

1980 Hawaii United States Senate Election

Daniel Inouye (D) (inc.) 77.9%
Cooper Brown (R) 18.4%

1974 Hawaii United States Senate Election This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Daniel Inouye (D) (inc.) 82.9%
James D. Kimmel (I) 17.1%

1968 Hawaii United States Senate Election

Daniel Inouye (D) (inc.) 83.4%
Wayne C. Thiessen (R) 15%

1962 Hawaii United States Senate Elections

Daniel Inouye (D) 69.4%
Ben Dillingham (R) 30.6%

See also

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Footnotes

  1. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/senators/inouye.htm
  2. ^ a b c d Associated Press (Chicago), "Keynoter Knows Sting of Bias, Poverty". St. Petersburg Times, August 27, 1968.
  3. ^ Headline: Watergate Hearings / Inouye, Wilson
  4. ^ NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 01, 1973

External links

Preceded by
None (Hawaii entered Stathood in 1959)
Delegate:
John A. Burns
United States Representative for Hawaii's At-Large District
August 21, 1959January 3, 1963
Succeeded by
Thomas Ponce Gill
Preceded by
Oren E. Long
United States Senator (Class 3) from Hawaii
1963 – present
Served alongside: Hiram Fong, Spark Matsunaga, Daniel Akaka
Incumbent
Preceded by
Frank Moss
Utah
Secretary of Senate Democratic Conference
1977–1989
Succeeded by
David Pryor
Arkansas
Preceded by
None (Committee Officially Created)
Preceded by Church Committee
Chairman of Senate Intelligence Commmittee
1975–1979
Succeeded by
Birch Bayh
Indiana
Preceded by
Mark Andrews
North Dakota
Chairman of Senate Indian Affairs Commmittee
1987–1995
Succeeded by
John McCain
Arizona
Preceded by
Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Colorado
Chairman of Senate Indian Affairs Commmittee
2001–2003
Succeeded by
Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Colorado
Preceded by
Ted Stevens
Alaska
Chairman of Senate Commerce Commmittee
2007–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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