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Joseph Boyd Poindexter

(1869-1951)

Born in Oregon, Poindexter was educated and spent his early career as an attorney and judge in Montana. He came to Hawai`i in 1917 when he was appointed U.S. District Judge by President Wilson. Following his judgeship and a period of private law practice in Hawai`i, he was appointed to two terms as governor by President Franklin Roosevelt, beginning in 1934. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, a "Defense Period" was declared in Hawai`i, the writ of habeas corpus was suspended and the territory was placed under martial law. Poindexter stayed in office only until his successor was approved.

In 1942, Poindexter resumed his private law practice. He also served as a trustee of the Bishop Estate from 1943 to 1951, the year he died.

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