First mayor of Maui stands apart as politician of his era
By Lee Cataluna
July 1, 2016
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TIM HURLEY / 2001
Former Maui Mayor Elmer Cravalho in 2001.
STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 11, 1959
Elmer Cravalho, state house speaker and later Mayor of Maui, listens to a phone call from Washington, March 11, 1959, where Congress was voting to admit Hawaii into the Union. Looking on is Spark Matsunaga, then a territorial representative and later a U.S. Senator.