Lawrence M. Judd
Lawrence M. Judd
Judd as Senator in 1920
|41st Governor of American Samoa|
March 4, 1953 – August 4, 1953
|Appointed by||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Preceded by||James Arthur Ewing|
|Succeeded by||Richard Barrett Lowe|
|7th Territorial Governor of Hawaii|
July 6, 1929 – March 2, 1934
|Appointed by||Herbert Hoover|
|Preceded by||Wallace R. Farrington|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Poindexter|
Lawrence McCully Judd
March 20, 1887
Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii
|Died||October 4, 1968 (aged 81)|
|Resting place||Oahu Cemetery|
|Parents||Albert Francis Judd|
Agnes Hall Boyd
Lawrence McCully Judd (March 20, 1887 – October 4, 1968) was a politician of the Territory of Hawaii, serving as the seventh Territorial Governor. He was devoted to the Hansen's Disease-afflicted residents of Kalaupapa on the island of Molokaʻi.
Judd was born March 20, 1887, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the grandson of Gerrit P. Judd, who was an early American Missionary, a cabinet minister to King Kamehameha III, and co-founder of Punahou School. His father was Judge Albert Francis Judd (1838–1900) and mother was Agnes Hall Boyd (1844–1934). He was the last of nine children. He was married March 6, 1909, at Richmond Hill, New York, to Florence Bell Hackett (1885–1974) and had five children: Helen Florence (1909-?), Agnes Elizabeth (1912-?), Sophie Janet (1913–?), Lawrence McCully Jr. (1917–?) and Emilie Bell (1920–?). Judd married his second wife, Eva Marie Lillibridge (1913–2002) in 1938.
Judd made several fact-finding tours during his tenure in the Hawaii Territorial Senate 1920–1927.
Governor of HawaiI
Herbert Hoover appointed Judd to succeed Wallace Rider Farrington as Governor of Hawaii Territory from 1929 to 1934. As territorial governor, he overhauled the system of governance in the colony. A source of controversy during his tenure, Judd commuted the sentence of Grace Hubbard Fortescue, socialite and niece of Alexander Graham Bell, convicted in the territorial courts of manslaughter in the death of a local man, Joseph Kahahawai. Hiring defense lawyer Clarence Darrow, Fortescue's case was known as the Massie Affair, a focus of nationwide newspaper coverage. Massie's sentence of ten years in prison was whittled down to one hour in the governor's chambers at ʻIolani Palace. The affair was the subject of a 2005 episode of the PBS series The American Experience, with some archival footage of Judd.
Judd became Kalaupapa's resident superintendent in 1947.
Judd's service running Kalaupapa was a subject in the 2003 historical novel and national bestseller called Moloka'i by Alan Brennert as well as the historical account, The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai by John Tayman.
Samoa and retirement
Judd died on October 4, 1968, in Honolulu and was interred in the city's Oahu Cemetery in Nuʻuanu Valley.
- Ann Rayson (2004). Modern History of Hawaii. Bess Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-57306-209-1.
- George R. Carter and Mary H. Hopkins, eds. (July 1922). A record of the descendants of Dr. Gerrit P. Judd of Hawaii, March 8, 1829, to April 16, 1922. Hawaiian Historical Society.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
- "Honolulu Advertiser obituaries, October 17, 2002".
- "Judd, Lawrence M.office record". state archives digital collections. state of Hawaii. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
- John Tayman (2007). Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-3301-9.
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