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First mayor of Maui stands apart as politician of his era

  • 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.

It was January 1970. Maui’s first mayor, Elmer F. Cravalho, had been in office just one year, and already there was a big testimonial luau in his honor. Read more

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