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10.19.2007

Peter Aduja




Peter A. Aduja
AKA Peter Aquino Aduja

  • 1st Filipino to win a major elective post and become a member of the Hawai'i Territorial House of Representatives (1954)
  • 1st Filipino to hold a major elected office in the U.S. (1954)
  • 1st Filipino president of Ilocos Surian Association of Hawaii (1977)


DATE OF BIRTH
October 19, 1920

BIRTHPLACE
Salindig, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines


FATHER: Dionicio Aduja
MOTHER: Francisca Aquino


WIFE: Melodie "Lesing" Cabalona
CHILDREN: Jay Peter and Sen. Melodie Rebecca Aduja


YEAR OF DEATH
February 19, 2007


USEFUL LINKS

Peter Aduja, distinguished local Filipino
Lawmaker first U.S. Filipino to hold office
The Political Graveyard: Asian/Pacific Islander Politicians
First of First Filipinos in Hawaii
Wikipedia Article on Peter Aduja

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