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Dan Inouye
President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate
In office
June 28, 2010 â€“ December 17, 2012
Preceded by Robert Byrd
Succeeded by Patrick Leahy
Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee
In office
January 3, 2009 â€“ December 17, 2012
Preceded by Robert Byrd
Succeeded by Barbara Mikulski
United States Senator
from Hawaii
In office
January 3, 1963 â€“ December 17, 2012
Preceded by Oren Long
Succeeded by Brian Schatz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Hawaii’s at-large district
In office
August 21, 1959 â€“ January 3, 1963
Preceded by John Burns (Delegate)
Succeeded by Thomas Gill
Member of the Hawaii Territorial Senate
In office
Member of the Hawaii Territorial House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born Daniel Ken Inouye
(1924-09-07)September 7, 1924
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Died December 17, 2012(2012-12-17) (aged 88)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Resting place National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Maggie Shinobu Awamura (1949–2006)
Irene Hirano (2008–2012)
Children Ken
Alma mater University of Hawaii, Manoa
George Washington University
Religion United Methodism[1]
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1943–1947
Rank Captain
Unit 442nd Regimental Combat Team
Battles/wars World War II (WIA)
Awards Medal of Honor
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal

Americanism is not a matter of skin or color.
Mr. Gonzales' failure to respond to questions legitimately posed to him by the Senate raises grave doubts in my mind as to his fitness to serve the people of the United States as their Attorney General.
Daniel Inouye
I do not personally agree with some of the positions that Mr. Gonzales has advocated, but that should come as no surprise, because I do not agree with many of the proposals made by the man who nominated him, President Bush.
Daniel Inouye
The President's speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this.
Daniel Inouye
Yes, prudently invested contributions to the Social Security fund may bring greater dividends, but those contributions would also face a greater risk. It would be like gambling. We should not gamble with the investments and the future of the citizens of this land.
Daniel Inouye
One doesn't become a soldier in a week – it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States.
Daniel Inouye
I hope that the mistakes made and suffering imposed upon Japanese Americans nearly 60 years ago will not be repeated against Arab Americans whose loyalties are now being called into question.
Daniel Inouye
I am ready and prepared to work with the President, but I will not be a rubber stamp for any president.
Daniel Inouye
I represented the people of Hawaii and this nation honestly and to the best of my ability. I think I did okay.
Daniel Inouye