A Personal Connection to Hawaii’s Statehood Movement-Sen. Akaka’s Bill Would Break the Heart of Those Involved in Hawaii’s Admission to the United States

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My father, Jack Z. Anderson, was Special Assistant to Eisenhower from
1956 to 1960.

His chief job was to act as a liaison between the White House and the Congress.


Since he had served on the floor from 1938 to 1952, he knew the members quite well.

I remember he worked hard to get the congress to pass the statehoods of both Alaska and Hawaii.

It would break his heart to see what Sen. Daniel Akaka is doing with the Akaka Bill and how Hawaii ignored its statehood celebration this year.

Hawaii wanted to become a state then. What has happened? I’m glad my dad’s not alive to see what is happening.

”’Nancy Anderson McCray, a resident of Walnut Creek, CA, can be reached via email at”’ mailto:mailto:nancymac@mac.com