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|Hawaii Becomes the 50th State
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Hawaii Statehood Bill on March 18, 1959. Hawaii was proclaimed the 50th state by President Eisenhower on August 21. William F. Quinn was sworn in as the first Governor on the same day. Senators Hiram Fong and Oren Long and Representative Daniel K. Inouye were sworn in by Congress on August 24.
As returns poured in during the
June 27 statehood referendum and primary elections,
Republican Party workers in Honolulu celebrated the early
lead of James Kealoha, eventual winner of the Lieutenant
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