A tribute to Hiram Fong
|•||Hiram Fong dead at 97|
|Hiram Leong Fong, the first Asian-American elected to the U.S. Senate, died at St. Francis Medical Center. See story.
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Fong was a Republican who won the hearts and votes of Democratic-dominated Hawai'i to become America's first Asian-American U.S. senator; a father of four whose final years became entangled in a hurtful legal feud with his youngest son; a self-made millionaire several times over who watched his financial empire collapse into bankruptcy.
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