S. I. Hayakawa

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S. I. Hayakawa
United States Senator
from California
In office
January 2, 1977 – January 3, 1983
Preceded byJohn V. Tunney
Succeeded byPete Wilson
9th President of San Francisco State University
In office
November 26, 1968 – July 10, 1973
Preceded byRobert Smith
Succeeded byPaul Romberg
Personal details
Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa

(1906-07-18)July 18, 1906
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DiedFebruary 27, 1992(1992-02-27) (aged 85)
Greenbrae, California, U.S.
Cause of deathBronchitis caused by Alzheimer's disease
Political partyDemocratic (before 1973)
Republican (1973–1992)
Spouse(s)Margedant Peters
EducationUniversity of Manitoba (BA)
McGill University (MA)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (PhD)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
Armour Institute of Technology
University of Chicago
San Francisco State College
ThesisOliver Wendell Holmes: Physician, poet, essayist (1935)

Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa (July 18, 1906 – February 27, 1992) was a Canadian-born American academic and politician. He was of Japanese ancestry. He was a professor of English. He was the president of San Francisco State University,[1] and then as U.S. Senator from California from 1977 to 1983.[2]

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  1. "Hayakawa will retire". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Los Angeles Times). October 13, 1972. p. 1.
  2. "S.I. Hayakawa, 85, dies; challenged '60s radicals". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). February 28, 1992. p. 7A.

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