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Dole, Sanford Ballard, 1844-

Statesman; born in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 23, 1844; son of American missionaries; educated at Oahu College, Hawaii, and Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.; was admitted to the bar in Boston, and returned to Honolulu to practise. He was a member of the Hawaii legislature in 1884 and 1886; became active in the reform movement of 1887; was judge of the Supreme Court of Hawaii in 1887-93; was chosen chief of the provisional government in 1893, and in the following year was elected president under the constitution of the newly formed republic for the period of seven years. He was an active promoter of the movement for

Sanford Ballard Dole.

the annexation of Hawaii to the United States, and after the act was completed (1898) he was appointed governor of the Territory of Hawaii.

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