HIRONO, Mazie

1947–

Biography

HIRONO, Mazie, a Senator and a Representative from Hawaii; born in Fukushima, Japan, November 3, 1947; graduated from Kaimuki High School, Honolulu, Hawaii; B.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, 1970; J.D., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1978; lawyer, private practice; member of the Hawaii state house of representatives, 1981-1994; Hawaii lieutenant governor, 1994-2002; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-January 3, 2013); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2012, and again in 2018 for the term ending January 3, 2025.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Mazie K. Hirono" in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress, 1900-2017. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Publishing Office, 2018.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Education and Labor
  • House Committee - Education and the Workforce
  • House Committee - Ethics
  • House Committee - Small Business
  • House Committee - Transportation and Infrastructure
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