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Hawaii - 50th State Holds First Election (1959)
Published: 2014/04/13
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PBS Hawaii - Election 2014: House District 36 and Senate District 23
Published: 2014/08/29
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PBS Hawaii - Insights Election 2014: Democratic Candidates for Governor
Published: 2014/07/04
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Mufi Hannemann may run for governor with Hawaii Independent Party
Mufi Hannemann may run for governor with Hawaii Independent Party
Published: 2014/02/21
Channel: KITV
Remembering Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, Hawaii Statesman
Remembering Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, Hawaii Statesman
Published: 2012/12/19
Channel: PBS NewsHour
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EXCLUSIVE: Hanabusa says 2014 run for governor, Senate, Hous
Published: 2013/01/12
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Gov. Abercrombie concedes to Ige
Published: 2014/08/10
Channel: KITV
Governor Neil Abercrombie Election Eve Nov 1st 2010, Hilo, Big Island Hawaii. Clip From Live Webcast
Governor Neil Abercrombie Election Eve Nov 1st 2010, Hilo, Big Island Hawaii. Clip From Live Webcast
Published: 2010/11/03
Channel: livehawaiianlegends
An Aura of Greatness, John A. Burns.
An Aura of Greatness, John A. Burns.
Published: 2015/04/24
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PBS Hawaii - Long Story Short: George Ariyoshi: Shaping the Future
PBS Hawaii - Long Story Short: George Ariyoshi: Shaping the Future
Published: 2012/09/27
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Montage of KITV's coverage of the 2014 Hawaii Primary Election
Published: 2014/08/10
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Hawaii Independent Party petitions for place on ballot
Hawaii Independent Party petitions for place on ballot
Published: 2014/02/21
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Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie
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Published: 2013/01/24
Channel: Honolulu News
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Published: 2012/07/19
Channel: Hawai'i Pacific University
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Eisenhower signing Proclamation
Published: 2009/01/30
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Vice President Nixon Leaves For Moscow - American National Exhibition In Moscow (1959)
Vice President Nixon Leaves For Moscow - American National Exhibition In Moscow (1959)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
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Hawaii Independent Party certified for place on ballot
Published: 2014/02/21
Channel: KHON2 News
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Hawaii -- Vote NO for CON CON on Nov 4th!
Published: 2008/10/10
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1960 U.S. Presidential Election Ad - Dwight Eisenhower knocks V.P. Richard Nixon
1960 U.S. Presidential Election Ad - Dwight Eisenhower knocks V.P. Richard Nixon
Published: 2014/12/02
Channel: CBGP Television
Governor Abercrombie
Governor Abercrombie's 2014 State of the State
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: Honolulu News
Fasi Family Endorses Mufi for Governor
Fasi Family Endorses Mufi for Governor
Published: 2010/08/31
Channel: Mufi Hannemann
Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie
Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie's State of State Address
Published: 2014/01/28
Channel: Honolulu News
PBS Hawaii - INSIGHTS: Republicans for U.S. Senate
PBS Hawaii - INSIGHTS: Republicans for U.S. Senate
Published: 2014/06/20
Channel: PBSHawaiiorg
Senator Sam Slom and Linda Smith on Hawaii Politics
Senator Sam Slom and Linda Smith on Hawaii Politics
Published: 2012/11/28
Channel: Michele Van Hessen
1971: Hawaii
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Published: 2015/11/30
Channel: StockFilm.com
Meeting in Hawaii with officials over Compact impact
Meeting in Hawaii with officials over Compact impact
Published: 2014/02/08
Channel: kuamnews
Moving Past Statehood: The Remarkable Evolution of Hawaii
Moving Past Statehood: The Remarkable Evolution of Hawaii
Published: 2016/11/08
Channel: ThinkTech Hawaii
04/29/60 Hawaiian beauty crowned the queen of Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
04/29/60 Hawaiian beauty crowned the queen of Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: nutty.archives
Hawaii Election Commission 2014
Hawaii Election Commission 2014
Published: 2014/07/01
Channel: achrisco
Hawaii GOP reviews 2011 State of the State Speech
Hawaii GOP reviews 2011 State of the State Speech
Published: 2011/01/24
Channel: GOPHawaii
Governor Neil Abercrombie Hawaii County Dem Con
Governor Neil Abercrombie Hawaii County Dem Con
Published: 2014/05/04
Channel: Kerri Marks
American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28
American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28
Published: 2013/09/05
Channel: CrashCourse
A Year in Review--1960.
A Year in Review--1960.
Published: 2014/05/16
Channel: The WKY KTVY KFOR Archives brought to you by the Oklahoma Historical Society
PBS Hawaii - INSIGHTS: What Role Does Hawaiian Language Play in Our State?
PBS Hawaii - INSIGHTS: What Role Does Hawaiian Language Play in Our State?
Published: 2014/02/14
Channel: PBSHawaiiorg
Breaking: Puerto Rico Voters Overwhelmingly Say Yes to Statehood
Breaking: Puerto Rico Voters Overwhelmingly Say Yes to Statehood
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: Breaking News Global 24/7
Alan Greenspan: Domestic Monetary Report and Economic Forecast (1990)
Alan Greenspan: Domestic Monetary Report and Economic Forecast (1990)
Published: 2015/10/03
Channel: Remember This
Hawaii: State House of Representatives
Hawaii: State House of Representatives
Published: 2012/02/01
Channel: Honolulu News
Governor Neil Abercrombie Talk Story with the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
Governor Neil Abercrombie Talk Story with the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
Published: 2013/12/10
Channel: Neil Abercrombie
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie's 2013 State of the State, 2 of 4
Published: 2013/01/25
Channel: Honolulu News
WSB - Why You Should Vote for Nathan Deal
WSB - Why You Should Vote for Nathan Deal
Published: 2014/10/27
Channel: Carter for Governor
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Published: 2009/08/21
Channel: Johnson W K Choi
Kennedy vs. Nixon - 1st 1960 Debate
Kennedy vs. Nixon - 1st 1960 Debate
Published: 2008/08/16
Channel: Max Power
Obama Kenya Ancestry Home Tour
Obama Kenya Ancestry Home Tour
Published: 2014/02/25
Channel: Anthony Elmore
Newsbriefs From Singapore (1941)
Newsbriefs From Singapore (1941)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
Us - Nixon Woos Texas (1959)
Us - Nixon Woos Texas (1959)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
A Tribute To Hawaii Senator Gil Kahele
A Tribute To Hawaii Senator Gil Kahele
Published: 2016/02/02
Channel: Honolulu Civil Beat
USA Presidential Election Ad (1960) - Dwight Eisenhower for Richard Nixon
USA Presidential Election Ad (1960) - Dwight Eisenhower for Richard Nixon
Published: 2015/04/24
Channel: CBGP News
History of Hawaii
History of Hawaii
Published: 2014/11/17
Channel: Audiopedia
Noelani Arista on Federal Recognition
Noelani Arista on Federal Recognition
Published: 2015/11/13
Channel: APECEpic
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Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1959
Hawaii
July 28, 1959 1962 →
  William F. Quinn (PP-28-3-011).jpg John A. Burns 1966.jpg
Nominee William F. Quinn John A. Burns
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate James Kealoha Mitsuyuki Kido
Popular vote 86,213 82,074
Percentage 51.1% 48.7%

Hawaii gubernatorial election map 1966.svg

Elected Governor

William F. Quinn
Republican

The 1959 Hawaii gubernatorial election was Hawaii's first gubernatorial election. The election was held on July 28, 1959; one month after Hawaiians had voted for statehood in accordance with the Hawaii Admission Act[1][2] and one month before admission as the 50th state on August 21, 1959.[3]

In the election, the Republican candidate, Territorial Governor William F. Quinn, defeated the Democratic candidate, Territorial Delegate John A. Burns. Quinn won only the island of Oahu while Burns carried all other islands.[4]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1959[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican William F. Quinn 86,213 51.12
Democratic John A. Burns 82,074 48.66
Commonwealth David Kihei 375 0.22
Majority 4,139 2.45
Turnout 168,662

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hawaii Statehood Admissions Act, 1959". Hawaii-nation.org. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  2. ^ "USC 48 Ch 3, S. 3 HAWAII". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  3. ^ "When Did Hawaii Become A State?". Mauihawaii.org. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  4. ^ a b "HI Governor Race – Jul 28, 1959". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 


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