AUGUST 1, 1932


Born in Honolulu, October 27, 1867, Sam was educated at the Royal School in Honolulu. In 1892, he was elected to the House of Representatives and opposed the 1893 overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani, 1894 creation of the Republic of Hawaii, and annexation by the U.S. In 1895, Sam transported weapons & commanded a squad during Robert Wilcox’s revolt to reinstate the Queen. Arrested, convicted, and sentenced to five years in prison, he and all other rebels were pardoned in 1896. In 1897, Pua became the assistant editor of Ke Ahailono o Hawaii (The Hawaiian Herald), a Hawaiian language newspaper. Studying law and admitted to district courts of Hawaii, he practiced law in Kona from 1903-05. Sam was elected County Clerk of Hawaii County in 1908 and later sheriff of Hawaii County stationed at Hilo and served in that position for 21 years. 

Source:  John William Siddall, ed., Men of Hawaii 2, (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd., Honolulu, 1921), p. 321-22. Retrieved 1/14/2022, Men of Hawaii; a biographical reference library, complete and authentic, of the men of note and substantial achievement in the Hawaiian Islands ... v. 1-5 : Siddall, John William, ed : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
Photo:  Author unknown, pre-1921. Public Domain. Source: Siddall, Men of Hawaii, 2, see above.

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