Ariyoshi, George Ryoichi

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Born: Mar 12, 1926 AD
Currently alive, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Governor


1926 - Born on the 12th of March in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1944 - Graduated from McKinley High School.

1949 - Upon returning stateside, he first attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, then transferred to Michigan State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

1954 - His political career began when he was elected to the territorial house of representatives.

1955 - Married Jean Hayashi Ariyoshi, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1958 - He was later elected to the territorial senate.

1959 - Elected to the State Senate.

1970 - He served in the senate until when he ran for and was elected Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii with Governor John A. Burns.

1973 - When Governor Burns fell ill in October, he assumed his constitutional role as acting governor.

1974 - He was elected governor in his own right, with Nelson Doi as his lieutenant governor.

1974-1986 - He served as the third Governor of Hawaii.

1978 - He was re-elected with Jean King as lieutenant governor.

1986 - Barred by term limits from seeking another term, he was succeeded by Waihee.

2003 - He served five terms as chairman, until he was not reappointed by Republican Governor Linda Lingle.

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