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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 Honolulu, Hawaii on November 14, 1939.


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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