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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  August 29, 2006

Release No. M-94-06





             Mayor Mufi Hannemann offered his condolences for the passing of former governor William F. Quinn.

            “Governor Quinn will always hold a unique position in Hawaii history. As the last appointed governor of the territory, he embodied Hawaii’s territorial status, where governors were appointed by the White House, not elected by the people. Yet he won the first election for governor in these islands, when statehood finally came in 1959.

            “That was a measure of his personal integrity and charm, and, according to news accounts of the time, his ability to win over an audience by singing a song.

            “He was always a willing, thoughtful participant who never let partisanship get in the way of civic responsibility and his concern for Hawaii’s future.

            “We are all the poorer for his passing. He will be missed.”





            Bill Brennan, 527-6928

            Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

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