Sanford Dole

Sanford Ballard Dole

Sanford Dole was born in the Hawaiian Islands to American parents.

In 1886, Dole was appointed as Justice to the Supreme Court of the Hawaiian Kingdom. A few years later he helped overthrow the Hawaiian monarchy and was elected president of the Provisional Government in 1893. The United States demanded that Dole restore Queen Lili`uokalani to the throne, but Dole refused. Instead, the Provisional Government declared itself the Republic of Hawai`i. Dole went to Washington, D.C. to press for U.S. annexation of the Islands. In 1898, Hawai`i became a U.S. territory and President McKinley appointed Dole governor of the territory.

Dole later served as a U.S. District Judge.

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