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Local Government Was No Sure Thing In Hawaii — Until Prince Kuhio Got Involved Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Local Government Was No Sure Thing In Hawaii — Until Prince Kuhio Got Involved

As kingdom and then a territory controlled by special interests, Hawaii's leaders had always had the power to control everything themselves, and to pick their own friends and allies as local administrators.
Kuhio’s Royal Charm And Brawling Skills Earned Him Early Admirers In Congress DC Public Library, The People's Archive, Historic Image Collection

Kuhio’s Royal Charm And Brawling Skills Earned Him Early Admirers In Congress

President Roosevelt couldn't even pronounce Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole's name, but Kuhio's celebrity star power equipped him for the perilous halls of Congress.
Battlefields And Ballrooms: A Whirlwind Global Tour Set Up Prince Kuhio For A Life In Politics Getty Images/iStockphoto/2011

Battlefields And Ballrooms: A Whirlwind Global Tour Set Up Prince Kuhio For A Life In Politics

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole spent part of the early 1900s on African safari. Then he began tracking the most elusive quarry: Elected political office.
The Unlikely Odyssey Of Prince Jonah Kuhio Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2021

The Unlikely Odyssey Of Prince Jonah Kuhio

Raised in nobility and imprisoned after the overthrow of the monarchy, Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole had an outsized impact on modern Hawaii.