Neil Abercrombie

In Office 2010 to 2014

About

Governor Abercrombie

Neil Abercrombie began his political career in 1975 and served as the seventh Governor of Hawaiʻi from 2010 to 2014. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Council of Governors and served a 2012 to 2014 term. The council consists of 10 appointed governors to focus on matters of national security, homeland defense, and military activities in the United States. Under his administration, same-sex marriage was legalized, expansion of protection and support for women and keiki (children), and official recognition of Native Hawaiians as indigenous people.

Gallery

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Neil Abercrombie

In Office 2010-2014.

Photo by Tony Novak-Clifford, Painting by Kirk Kurokawa Courtesy Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Courtesy Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Family Photo

Dr. Nancie Caraway, Governor Neil Abercrombie, and Kanoa on the lānai of Hale Kia‛āina (Home of the Governor), circa 2011.

Photographer unknown, Courtesy of Dr. Nancie Caraway and Governor Neil Abercrombie. 

Queen Lili‛uokalani’s 175th Birthday

Washington Place Foundation’s reception for Queen Lili‛uokalani’s 175th Birthday, September 2, 2013.

Photographer unknown, Courtesy of Dr. Nancie Caraway and Governor Neil Abercrombie. 

Christmas

Christmas on the glass lānai, December 2011.

Photo by and Courtesy of Ricky Li.

Unveiling the official portrait

Maui Artist, Kirk Kurokawa, and Governor Abercrombie unveiling the official portrait, July 21, 2017.

Photo by and Courtesy of Ricky Li.

Honoring the Hawaiʻi NFL Greats

Governor Abercrombie with NFL Director of Greater NYC Area, Maria Gigante, honoring the Hawaiʻi NFL Greats. From left to right: Jesse Sapolu, Chris Naeole, Olin Kreutz, Rockne Freitas, and Rich Miano, January 24, 2014.

Photographer unknown, CC Image (CC BY-NC 2.0) Courtesy of Governor Neil Abercrombie on Flickr.

Music at Washington Place

Governor Abercrombie and Dr. Caraway (center) with Amy Hanaialiʻi and Willie K, October 15, 2014.

Photographer unknown, CC Image (CC BY-NC 2.0) Courtesy of Governor Neil Abercrombie on Flickr.

‘Aloha from Hawaii’

Elvis Presley ʻAloha from Hawaiʻi’ 40th-anniversary reception, January 13, 2013.

Photographer unknown, CC Image (CC BY-NC 2.0) Courtesy of Governor Neil Abercrombie on Flickr.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Governor Neil Abercrombie and Dr. Nancie Caraway with Nobel Peace Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, January 2013.

Photographer unknown, Washington Place Collection.

Signing the Civil Union Bill

Governor Abercrombie signing Hawaiʻi Senate Bill 232 (Civil Union Bill) at Washington Place, February 23, 2011.

Photo by and Courtesy of Ricky Li.

Hawaiʻi Senate Bill 1520

Governor Abercrombie signing Hawaiʻi Senate Bill 1520 at Washington Place, July 6, 2011.

Photo by Edward T. Morita, CC Image (CC BY-NC 2.0) Courtesy of Governor Neil Abercrombie on Flickr.

Newspaper Article

Written by the First Lady, Dr. Nancie Caraway talks about one of her favorite family members, their beloved dog, Kanoa.  The article talks about Kanoa’s transition to Hale Kia‛āina, Governor’s private residence, and her favorite toy gifted to her by former First Lady, Vicky Cayetano.  Dr. Nancie Caraway ends the article discussing the importance of pet responsibility.

Citation: Dr. Nancie Caraway. “Hawai‛i’s First Dog.” IslandDog. Honolulu: Spring 2011, vol 4: no 1:9.

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Hawaii State Governors

William F. Quinn

In Office 1957 to 1962

John A. Burns

In Office 1962 to 1974

George Ariyoshi

In Office 1974 to 1986

John D. Waiheʻe III

In Office 1986 to 1994

Ben Cayetano

In Office 1994 to 2002

Linda Lingle

In Office 2002 to 2010

 

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