ABERCROMBIE, Neil, a Representative from Hawaii; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., June 26, 1938; graduated from Williamsville High School, Williamsville, N.Y.; B.A., Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., 1959; M.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, 1964; Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, 1974; unsuccessful candidate for United States Senate in 1970; member of the Hawaii state house of representatives, 1974-1978; member of the Hawaii state senate, 1978-1986; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-ninth Congress in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Cecil Heftel (September 20, 1986-January 3, 1987); unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundredth Congress in 1986; member of the Honolulu city council, 1988-1991; elected to the One Hundred Second and to the nine succeeding Congresses until his resignation on February 28, 2010 (January 3, 1991-February 28, 2010); Governor of Hawaii, 2010-present.
BibliographyAbercrombie, Neil, and Richard Hoyt. Blood of Patriots. New York: Forge, 1996; Abercrombie, Neil. “Mumford, Mailer, and Machines: Staking a Claim for Man.“ Ph. D. Diss., University of Hawaii, 1974.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present