William F. Quinn

American politician

William Francis Quinn (July 13, 1919 – August 28, 2006) was an American lawyer and politician. He was the 12th and last governor of the Territory of Hawaii from 1957 to 1959 and the first governor of the State of Hawaii from 1959 to 1962.

William Quinn
1st Governor of Hawaii
In office
August 21, 1959 – December 3, 1962
LieutenantJames Kealoha
Preceded byposition established (himself as territorial governor)
Succeeded byJohn A. Burns
12th Territorial Governor of Hawaii
In office
August 29, 1957 – August 21, 1959
Appointed byDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded bySamuel Wilder King
Succeeded byposition abolished (himself as governor)
Personal details
William Francis Quinn

(1919-07-13)July 13, 1919
Rochester, New York, U.S.
DiedAugust 28, 2006(2006-08-28) (aged 87)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Resting placeNational Cemetery of the Pacific
Political partyRepublican
Nancy Witbeck (m. 1942)
EducationSaint Louis University (BA)
Harvard University (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
UnitNaval Intelligence
Battles/warsWorld War II

Quinn died on August 28, 2006 in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 87.[1]

References Edit

  1. Hevesi, Dennis (August 31, 2006). "William F. Quinn, 87, Governor Elected as Hawaii Became State, Is Dead". The New York Times.