Dole, Sanford B.

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  • Sanford B. Dole (1844–1926) was instrumental in the overthrow of Hawaiian Queen Lili'uokalani in 1893, then became president of the Republic of Hawai'i (1894–1900). After the United States annexation of Hawai'i in 1898, Dole became the first governor of the Territory of Hawai'i (1900–1903).

    Dole was born on April 23, 1844, in Honolulu to Protestant Christian missionaries originally from Maine. He was educated for a year at Punahou and attended Williams College in Maine between 1866 and 1867. First, he studied to become a minister; however, he soon switched to law. He worked for a law office in Boston and passed the Massachusetts bar before returning to Hawai'i in 1868. He worked as a lawyer and served the Kingdom of Hawai'i as a justice to the ...

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