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Daniel Akaka, Sr.'s Biography

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Full Name:

Daniel Kahikina Akaka, Sr.




Wife: Mary Chong; 5 Children: Millannie, Daniel Jr., Gerard, Alan, Nicholas

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Honolulu, HI

Home City:

Honolulu, HI



MEd, University of Hawaii, 1966

BA, Education, University of Hawaii, 1952

Senator, United States Senate, 1990-2012

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1976-1990

Appointed, Experience, United States Senate, 1990

Member, Afterschool Caucus

Member, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

Member, Congressional Biotechnology Caucus

Member, Congressional Coalition on Adoption

Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus

Member, Congressional Friends of Human Rights Monitors

Member, Congressional Port Security Caucus

Vice Chair, Congressional Postal Caucus

Member, Congressional Technology Caucus

Chair, Hawaii Congressional Task Force on Native Hawaiian Issues Policy Committee

Member, National Guard Caucus

Member, Senate Anti-Meth Caucus

Member, Senate Army Caucus, Co-Chair

Member, Senate Caucus on Natural Hazards

Member, Senate Cultural Caucus

Member, Senate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus

Member, Senate Rural Health Caucus

Co-Chair, Senate Sweetener Caucus

Member, Senate Sweetener Caucus

Member, Senate Tourism Caucus

Member, Senate Tourism Caucus

Member, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education) Caucus

Special Assistant, Human Resources, Office of the Governor, 1975-1976

Director, State of Hawaii, Progressive Neighborhoods Program, 1975-1976

Director, State of Hawaii, Office of Economic Opportunity, 1971-1974

Chief Program Planner, State of Hawaii, Department of Education, 1969-1971

Principal, 1963-1968

Vice Principal, 1960-1963

Teacher, 1953-1960

First Mate, Schooner Morning Star, 1948

United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1945-1947

Welder-Mechanic, United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1943-1944

Welder, Hawaiian Electric Company, 1942

Member, Act 4 Education

Member, Board of Directors, Hanahauoli School

Choir Director/Member, Kawaiaha`o Church

Member, Library Advisory Council

Member, Manpower and Full Employment Commission

Member, Na Hookama O Pauahi Scholarship Committee

Astrological Sign:



-Adam Smith Award for Excellence in Economic Education, National Council on Economic Education, 2005
-Friend of the National Parks, National Parks Conservation Association, 2005

Number of Grandchildren:

14 (4 great-grandchildren)