Dan Inouye

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Daniel Ken "Dan" Inouye (井上 建 Inoue Ken, /iːˈnoʊˌeɪ/ ee-NOH-ay; September 7, 1924 – December 17, 2012) was a United States Senator from Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012. He was a member of the Democratic Party, and he was President pro tempore of the United States Senate (third in the Presidential Line of Succession) from 2010 until his death in 2012, making him the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in U.S. history. Inouye also served as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. On May 27, 2010, Hirano was elected by the board to chair the nation's second largest non-profit organization The Ford Foundation. wiki

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