Kuhio’s 41st Birthday

This week in history — March 26, 1871 — Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole celebrated his forty-first birthday in Washington DC.  Hawaii’s Congressional delegate received congratulations from the U.S. Congress. A Connecticut newspaper described him:

… there isn’t a more popular man in Congress than the dusky Hawaiian. A territorial delegate is usually supposed to be more ornamental than useful, but Prince Jonah is both. He’s a handsome man, with a cute little mustache, and a favorite with the ladies. What’s more to the point, he always gets what he is after, and Congress has yet to ‘turn him down’ on any proposition he has advanced.

Read more about “Prince Cupid” in “Hawaii’s Royal Delegate Celebrates 41st Birthday.”

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