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Delegation visiting Hawaii for statehood celebration


"U. S. Delegation visiting Hawaii for Statehood Celebration, Nov. 25, 1959, paid an official call to Gen. I. D. White, at Fort Shafter, Oahu, Hawaii. Left to right: Lt. Gen. T.J.H. Trapnell, Dep. Cdr. in Chief & Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Pacific; Sen. Ernest Gruening (D-Alaska); Sen. Thomas E. Martin (R-Iowa); Sen. Spessard L. Holland (D-Fla.); Gen. White; Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel (R-Calif.) and Sen. Russell B. Long (D-La.)."

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