Neil Abercrombie

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Neil Abercrombie
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7th Governor of Hawaii
In office
December 6, 2010 – December 1, 2014
Lieutenant Brian Schatz (2010-12)
Shan Tsutsui (2012-present)
Preceded by Linda Lingle
Succeeded by David Ige
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Hawaii's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1991 – February 28, 2010
Preceded by Pat Saiki
Succeeded by Charles Djou
In office
September 20, 1986 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by Cecil Heftel
Succeeded by Pat Saiki
Personal details
Born (1938-06-26) June 26, 1938 (age 80)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Nancie Caraway (m. 1981)
Residence Washington Place
Alma mater Union College
University of Hawaii, Manoa
Profession Politician
Religion Episcopalian[1]

Neil Abercrombie (born June 26, 1938) is an American politician. He was the 7th Governor of Hawaii from December 2010 to December 2014. Previously he was the Democratic U.S. Representative of the First Congressional District of Hawaii, which comprises urban Honolulu.

He served in Congress from 1986 to 1987 and from 1991 to 2010, when he resigned to successfully run for governor. He has also served as a state legislator and member of the Honolulu City Council.

In August 2014, he was defeated in the Hawaii Democratic primary by state senator David Ige.

Abercrombie was born on June 26, 1938 in Buffalo, New York. He has Irish, English, and German ancestry.[2] He studied at Union College and at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He went to schools in Hawaii with the parents of Barack Obama. Abercrombie has been married to Nancie Caraway since 1981.

References[change | change source]

  1. DePledge, Derrick (September 18, 2010). "Blowout: Abercrombie to face Aiona after trouncing Hannemann". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved September 19, 2010. 
  2. abercrombie "Ancestries of Members of the United States House of Representatives: Neil A. Abercrombie" Check |url= value (help). RootsWeb. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 

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