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Lorrin Andrews Thurston

Thurston, Lorrin Andrews, 1858–1931, lawyer and newspaper publisher. He was the son of missionaries in Hawaii. Favoring U.S. annexation of Hawaii, he was one of the leaders of the revolution (1893) that overthrew Queen Liliuokalani. Thurston drafted the constitution for the provisional Hawaiian government and headed the commission to Washington that negotiated for annexation. He helped draft the constitution of the Hawaiian Republic, and after annexation retired to private life. As principal owner and editor of the Honolulu Advertiser, he was a promoter of the tourist and pineapple industries.

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