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Honah Kuhio Kalanianole

Kalanianole, Honah Kuhio (hōˈnä kŏhēˈō kälänˌēänōˈlā) [key], 1871–1922, delegate to U.S. Congress from the Territory of Hawaii. He was educated in Hawaii, the United States, and England and held minor posts in the Hawaiian monarchy before it was overthrown in 1893; he served as a delegate to the U.S. Congress from 1902 until his death. His great achievement was gaining the adoption of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, which preserved land for the native Hawaiians.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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