List of United States Representatives from Hawaii

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The following is an alphabetical list of members of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Hawaii. For chronological tables of members of both houses of the United States Congress from the state (through the present day), see United States Congressional Delegations from Hawaii. The list of names should be complete (as of January 3, 2015), but other data may be incomplete. It includes members who have represented both the state and the Territory, both past and present.

Current members[edit]

Updated January 2015.[1]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative ↑ Image Party District Years District home Note
Neil Abercrombie Neil Abercrombie.jpg Democratic 1st September 20, 1986 – January 3, 1987 Honolulu Won special election to fill Cecil Heftel's unexpired term, but lost the Democratic primary held on the same day for a full two-year term.
January 3, 1991 – February 28, 2010 Resigned to run for Governor (won).
Daniel Akaka Daniel Akaka official photo.jpg Democratic 2nd January 3, 1977 – May 15, 1990 Honolulu Resigned after being appointed to fill the vacancy in the United States Senate caused by the death of Spark Matsunaga. Served as Senator from May 15, 1990 to January 3, 2013.
Henry Alexander Baldwin Henry Alexander Baldwin (vol. 2, 1921).jpg Republican Territory March 25, 1922 – March 3, 1923 Paia Elected to finish Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole's term
John A. Burns John A. Burns 1966.jpg Democratic Territory January 3, 1957 – August 21, 1959 Honolulu Hawaii achieved statehood
Ed Case Ed Case, official photo portrait color.jpg Democratic 2nd November 30, 2002 – January 3, 2007 Honolulu Elected in 2002 by special election to fill vacancy caused by death of Patsy Mink. Mink had been reelected, posthumously, and Case was again elected by special election to fill her seat, in 2003. In 2006, he chose not to run for another term in the House so he could challenge Senator Daniel Akaka in the Democratic primary for Akaka's Senate seat. Case lost 53%–46%.
Charles Djou Charles Djou.jpg Republican 1st May 22, 2010 – January 3, 2011 Honolulu Won special election to fill Neil Abercrombie's unexpired term, but lost the general election for a full two-year term.
Elizabeth P. Farrington Elizabethfarrington.jpg Republican Territory August 4, 1954 – January 3, 1957 Honolulu Elected to finish her husband's term
Joseph R. Farrington Joseph Rider Farrington, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1915.jpg Republican Territory January 3, 1943 – June 19, 1954 Honolulu Died
Tulsi Gabbard Tulsi Gabbard, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Democratic 2nd January 3, 2013 – present Honolulu Incumbent
Thomas Gill Thomas Gill.jpg Democratic At-Large January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 Honolulu Was the third Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii from 1966 to 1970. He unsuccessfully ran for governor twice, in 1970 and 1974.
Cecil Heftel CecilHeftel.jpg Democratic 1st January 3, 1977 – July 11, 1986 Honolulu Resigned to run for Governor (lost).
Colleen Hanabusa Colleen Hanabusa Official Photo.jpg Democratic 1st January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2015 Honolulu
November 8, 2016 – present Incumbent
elected to fill Rep. Mark Takai's unexpired term
Mazie Hirono Mazie Hirono, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Democratic 2nd January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2013 Honolulu In 2012, ran for and won the Senate seat held by the retiring Sen. Akaka.
Victor S. K. Houston Republican Territory March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933 Honolulu
Daniel Inouye Daniel Inouye Official Photo 2009.jpg Democratic At-Large August 21, 1959 – January 3, 1963 Honolulu Served as the at-large Representative upon Hawaiʻi’s admission to the United States. Served in the Senate from January 3, 1963 until his death on December 17, 2012. Was President pro tempore of the United States Senate from June 28, 2010 until his death.
William P. Jarrett William Paul Jarrett.jpg Democratic Territory March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1927 Honolulu
Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole JonahKuhioKalanianaole4.jpg Republican Territory March 4, 1903 – January 7, 1922 Honolulu Died
Samuel Wilder King Samuel Wilder King (PP-74-9-002).jpg Republican Territory January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1943 Honolulu
Spark Matsunaga Spark Matsunaga.jpg Democratic At-Large January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1971 Honolulu
1st January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977 Elected to the United States Senate in 1976.
Lincoln L. McCandless Lincoln Loy McCandless (vol. 2, 1921).jpg Democratic Territory March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Honolulu
Patsy Mink Patsymink.jpg Democratic At-Large January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1971 Honolulu
2nd January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977
September 22, 1990 – September 28, 2002 Elected to fill the vacancy caused by Daniel Akaka’s resignation. Died in office, but was re-elected posthumously in 2002.
Patricia Saiki Pat Saiki.jpg Republican 1st January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1991 Honolulu
Mark Takai NEW KMT Official Photo.jpg.2600x3467.tall.jpg Democratic 1st January 3, 2015 – July 20, 2016 Honolulu Died
Robert W. Wilcox Robert William Wilcox, 1902.jpg Home Rule Territory December 15, 1900 – March 3, 1903 Honolulu Hawaii becomes Territory

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii[edit]

As of October 2016, there are six former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. State of Hawaii who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was Mark Takai (2015-2016), who died in office on July 20, 2016.

Representative Term of office District Date of birth (and age)
Daniel Akaka 1977–1990 2nd (1924-09-11) September 11, 1924 (age 92)
Neil Abercrombie 1986–1987
1991–2010
1st (1938-06-26) June 26, 1938 (age 78)
Pat Saiki 1987–1991 1st (1930-05-28) May 28, 1930 (age 86)
Ed Case 2002–2007 2nd (1952-09-27) September 27, 1952 (age 64)
Mazie Hirono 2007–2013 2nd (1947-11-03) November 3, 1947 (age 69)
Charles Djou 2010–2011 1st (1970-08-09) August 9, 1970 (age 46)

In film[edit]

The life and election of Patsy Mink and her role as co-author of Title IX is highlighted in the documentary film Rise of the Wahine, directed by Dean Kaneshiro.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rise of the Wahine Documentary Film".