Sen. Hiram L. Fong (R-HI) first Asian American to serve in the United States Senate (1959-1977) combined the American Dream with the realities of business and politics.
The 7th of 11 Children born to Chinese Immigrants, Sen. Fong worked his way through school, graduating from Harvard Law School and became the first Asian American Presidential Candidate in 1964
Sen. Fong’s family was very important to him, friends, business acquaintances and political colleagues , remember his personal generosity, his concern for the vital interests of Hawaii, his approachable easy humor and good sense throughout a long and rewarding life.
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