Passing of William K. Hussey, 1958.


Former Isle Legislator

Heart Attack Fatal

To William K. Hussey

William K. Hussey, one-time Territorial legislator, suffered a fatal heart attack last night in a Waikiki restaurant.

Mr. Hussey, 60, of 231 Liliuokalani Ave., had been under a doctor’s care for some time for a heart condition. He was fatally stricken shortly before 8 p.m. while dining with a friend at the Tahitian Lanai.

Mr. Hussey served as a representative in 1925. He tried several political comebacks, the last as a Republican House candidate in the 1958 campaign, but was unsuccessful in all the bids.

Through the years he became known as the first candidate to file papers for nomination.

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HE ALSO became known to thousands of Honolulans as “the white-haired” security officer at Kress’ Fort St. store. Grown men recall his sharp-eyed tactics in spotting their boyhood pilfering. He was with Kress for more than 20 years.

Mr. Hussey was born in Niulii, Kohala, Hawaii, Feb. 6, 1898. He was graduated from Iolani school and during World War I served with Canada’s “Princess Pat” regiment. He was wounded in action, won several decorations and from his experiences wrote a book “Lest We Forget” which he dedicated to the King of England.

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HE RETURNED to Hawaii after the war and became active in the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce, the Kamehameha Lodge, the Hale Ono Alii [Hale o Na Alii] and the Hawaiian Civic Club. In 1925 he was admitted to practice law and was named a notary public.

Mr. Hussey was a former adjutant of American Legion Post #3 in Hilo and in 1947 was elected commander of Post 17 in Honolulu.

(Advertiser, 12/10/1958, p. B7)


Honolulu Advertiser, 103rd Year, Number 34,502, Page B7. 12/10/1958.


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