BOB KRAUSS | 1924-2006
The many achievements of Bob Krauss
|||Krauss told Hawai'i's stories for 55 years|
Oct. 15, 1951: Bob Krauss is hired as a reporter by The Advertiser, covering general news, the waterfront and organized labor.
1953: Krauss begins a regular column in addition to coverage of news stories. The column, "In One Ear," sometimes runs as many as five days a week.
1956: Krauss is featured in Time magazine for his column about filling in for a mother of four.
1960: "Here's Hawaii" is published, the first of at least a dozen books to be written by Krauss.
1963: Krauss successfully campaigns for the preservation of Ulu Mau Village and saving the Falls of Clyde, the first of many civic activities with an emphasis on historic preservation.
1964: Krauss is named "Salesman of the Year" by a business organization for his activism on behalf of Honolulu.
1966: Krauss travels to Vietnam, writing not only about soldiers, but about civilians and their plight.
1967: Krauss becomes one of the first journalists to write about the emerging nations of Micronesia and their social and economic struggles.
1973: Krauss retraces the 1823 journey of explorer William Ellis around the Big Island.
1982: With Krauss a founding member, the Hawai'i Maritime Center is created.
1984: Column renamed "Our Honolulu."
1985: Krauss accompanies the Hokule'a on its journey from Tahiti to Raiatea, the first of many trips he will take accompanying voyagers tracing the origins of the first Hawaiians.
2000: The first annual Honolulu Harbor Festival, Krauss' idea for a celebration of the harbor's history as a working waterfront, is held.
2001: The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai'i names Krauss a "Living Treasure of Hawai'i."
Oct. 15, 2001: Krauss celebrates 50 years at The Advertiser.
2003: Krauss receives the Bishop Museum Ulupono Chairman's Award for outstanding leadership, as well as the Robert J. Pfeiffer Award.
2005: Krauss donates $100,000 to the Hawai'i Maritime Center, helping to eliminate the center's $1.4 million debt.