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Daniel Inouye

Speaker: Daniel K. Inouye
Date: May 2, 1969
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1959-1962) and U.S. senator from Hawaii beginning in 1963 and through the time of the interview in 1969. Inouye served as assistant majority whip and vice-chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. He was a keynote speaker and temporary chair at the Democratic National Convention (1968). Supported civil rights legislation and social welfare policies. Initially backing Johnson?s policy of continued involvement in Vietnam, he later supported amendments to end the war and co-sponsored the War Powers Act of 1973.