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Facing challenges finding sponsors for a redress bill

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April 17, 1987

Loni Ding Collection

Loni Ding Collection

Courtesy of David Welsh, The Center for Educational Telecommunications (CET)

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Spark M. Matsunaga

Spark M. Matsunaga Interview

01:12:54 — 10 segments

April 17, 1987

San Francisco, California

Nisei male. Born October 9, 1916, in Kukui'ula, Kauai'i, Hawaii. During World War II, served as an original member of the 100th Infantry Battalion, later the 1st Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat team, and also with the Military Intelligence Service. In 1954, was elected to the Hawai'i Territorial Legislature. He was later elected to Congress, where he served six terms, then was elected to the Senate in 1976. Spark Matsunaga also helped in the passage of the redress bill into law on August 19, 1988.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)

Loni Ding, interviewer

Loni Ding Collection

Courtesy of David Welsh, The Center for Educational Telecommunications (CET)

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