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Former State Governors

1959-1962 William Frances Quinn Republican Born in Rochester, New York on July 31, 1919. Last appointed governor and first elected governor of Hawaii.
1962-1974 John Anthony Burns Democrat Born on March 30, 1909 in Ft. Assinneboine, Montana. Died April 5, 1975.
1974-1986 George Ryoishi Ariyoshi Democrat First American of Japanese ancestry to be elected governor of a state. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1926.
1986-1994 John Waihee Democrat First elected governor of Hawaiian ancestry. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii on May 19, 1946.
1994-2002 Benjamin J. Cayetano Democrat Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 14, 1939.
2002-2010 Linda Lingle Republican Born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 4, 1953.
2010-2014 Neil Abercrombie Democrat Born in Buffalo, New York on June 26, 1938. Traveled to Hawaii in September, 1959, one month after Hawaiian statehood, to attend the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.


Source: State of Hawaii, (, April 14, 2004
Source: National Governor's Association, (, April 13, 2004
Source: The Political Graveyard, (, April 15, 2004

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