In choosing their first two U.S. Senators and single Congressman, Hawaiians last week elected a slate as ethnically varied (one Chinese-American, one Japanese-American, one mainland-born Caucasian) and politically divided (two Democrats, one Republican) as the new state itself:

Hiram Leong Fong, 52, U.S. Senator, who will be the first person of Asian descent to sit in the upper house of Congress. A handsome, greying man, he is an independent Republican and a self-made millionaire whose immigrant father came from Kwangtung province to work in the Oahu cane fields for $12 a month. The seventh of eleven children, Fong decided as a small...

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