Ingram Macklin Stainback
Raised in Tennessee and educated at Princeton and the University of Chicago, Ingram Stainback was nominated in 1934
to become the U.S. District Attorney for Hawai`i. He filled this post until 1940
, winning important convictions under the Sherman Antitrust Act. In 1940
, President Roosevelt named him to the U.S. District Court as a judge.
, Roosevelt picked Stainback to step into the unusual role of governor of the Islands during wartime. Taking over from Governor Poindexter
, Stainback was given more far-reaching authority under the Hawai`i Defense Act. Among other tasks, he reorganized the Office of Civilian Defense to better handle wartime needs. While civilian officers returned to government posts in 1943
, Stainback remained as governor until 1951
. At that time, President Truman appointed him associate justice of the Hawai`i Supreme Court.
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