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Capital: Honolulu

State Nickname: Aloha State

State Bird: Hawaiian Goose

State Flower: Yellow Hibiscus

Admitted to the Union: August 21, 1959

 
Governors

August 21, 1959 to December 3, 1962:

William F. Quinn

December 3, 1962 to December 2, 1974:

John A. Burns

December 2, 1974 to December 1, 1986:

George R. Ariyoshi

December 1, 1986 to December 5, 1994:

John Waihee

December 5, 1994 to December 2, 2002:

Benjamin J. Cayetano

December 2, 2002 --

Linda Lingle

 
Senators - Class I

August 21, 1959 January 3, 1977

Hiram Fong

January 3, 1977 April 15, 1990

Spark Matsunaga

May 16, 1990

Daniel Akaka

Senators - Class III

August 21, 1959 January 3, 1963

Oren E. Long

January 3, 1963

Daniel Inouye

 
State Population

1960: 632,181

1970: 769,913

1980: 964,324

1990: 1,108,229

2000: 1,211,537

 


State Capitol Building (Former Palace) 1961