Spark Matsunaga

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Spark Matsunaga
Spark Matsunaga.jpg
United States Senator
from Hawaii
In office
January 3, 1977 – April 15, 1990
Preceded byHiram Fong
Succeeded byDaniel Akaka
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Hawaii's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byCecil Heftel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Hawaii's at-large district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1971
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born
Masayuki Matsunaga

(1916-10-08)October 8, 1916
Kukuiula, Territory of Hawaii, U.S.
DiedApril 15, 1990(1990-04-15) (aged 73)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cause of deathProstate and bone cancer
Resting placeNational Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Helene Matsunaga (m. 1951)
Children5
EducationUniversity of Hawaii, Manoa (BA)
Harvard University (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1941–1945
RankUS military captain's rank.gif Captain
Unit442nd Regimental Combat Team
100th Infantry Battalion
Battles/warsWorld War II

Spark Masayuki Matsunaga (October 8, 1916 – April 15, 1990) was an American politician. He was United States Senator for Hawaii from 1977 until his death in 1990.[1] He was a member of the Democratic Party.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sparky Matsunaga: From Kauai to Congress, He Served Hawaii and America". 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Education Center. 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans. Retrieved 30 July 2019.