Daniel Akaka

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U.S. Senate (Hawaii Jr)


Family: Wife: Mary Chong; 5 Children: Millannie, Daniel Jr., Gerard, Alan, Nicholas

Born: 09/11/1924 Honolulu, HI

Home: Honolulu, Hawaii

Religion: Congregationalist

Education: MEd, University of Hawaii, 1966 Professional Certificate, School Administration, University of Hawaii, 1961 Professional Certificate, Secondary Education, University of Hawaii, 1953 BA, Education, University of Hawaii, 1952

Profession: Special Assistant, Human Resources, Office of the Governor, 1975-1976 Director, State of Hawaii, Progressive Neighborhoods Program, 1975-1976 Director, State of Hawaii, Office of Economic Opportunity, 1971-1974 Chief Program Planner, State of Hawaii, Department of Education, 1969-1971 Principal, 1963-1968 Vice Principal, 1960-1963 Teacher, 1953-1960 First Mate, Schooner Morning Star, 1948 United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1945-1947 Welder-Mechanic, United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1943-1944 Welder, Hawaiian Electric Company, 1942

Political: Senator, United States Senate, 1990-present Appointed, United States Senate, April 1990 Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1976-1990 Primary Candidate, Lieutenant Governor, 1974

Congressional Membership: Afterschool Caucus Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Congressional Biotechnology Caucus Congressional Coalition on Adoption Congressional Fire Services Caucus Congressional Friends of Human Rights Monitors Congressional Port Security Caucus Vice Chair, Congressional Postal Caucus Congressional Technology Caucus Chair, Hawaii Congressional Task Force on Native Hawaiian Issues Policy Committee National Guard Caucus Senate Anti-Meth Caucus Senate Army Caucus, Co-Chair Senate Caucus on Natural Hazards Senate Cultural Caucus Senate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus Senate Rural Health Caucus Senate Sweetener Caucus Senate Tourism Caucus STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education) Caucus Co-Chair, Senate Sweetener Caucus Senate Tourism Caucus

Organization Membership: Act 4 Education Advisory Committee Board of Directors, Hanahauoli School Choir Director/Member, Kawaiaha`o Church Library Advisory Council Manpower and Full Employment Commission Na Hookama O Pauahi Scholarship Committee


Armed Services

Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Indian Affairs

Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security

Subcommittee on Financial Institutions

Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development

Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia

Subcommittee on Personnel

Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support

Subcommittee on SeaPower

Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment

Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration

Veterans' Affairs