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Walter Francis Frear

Walter Francis Frear, American ex-governor, banker. Member Hawaiian History Society (ex-president), Honolulu Social Science Association, Royal Geog, Society Australasia.

Background

  • Frear, Walter Francis was born on October 29, 1863 in Grass Valley, California, United States. Son of Walter and Fannie (Foster) Frear.

  • Education

    • Graduate Oahu College, Honolulu, 1881. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1885, Bachelor of Laws, 1890, Jewell prize for best examination at graduation. Doctor of Laws, Yale, 1910, University of Hawaii, 1937.

    Career

    • Of Hawaii, 1943), August, 1893. Children—Virginia, Margaret. Taught Greek, mathematics, political economy, Oahu College, 1886-1888.

      2d judge, 1st circuit, Kingdom of Hawaii, January 1, 1893. 2d Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Provisional Government, Hawaii, March 7, 1893. 1st Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Republic of Hawaii, January 6, 1896.

      Member Hawaiian commission to recommend to Congress legislation concerning Hawaii, August 1898. Chief justice, 1900-1907. Chairman Hawaiian Code Commission, 1903-1905.

      Governor of H.T., 1907-1913. Now vice president Bishop Trust Company Chairman Hawaiian delegation to Republican National Convention, 1912. Member Code Revision Commission, 1923.

      Vice chairman Hawaiian Crime Commission, 1930. Member Commision on the Illegal Practice of Law, 1931.

    Works

    • Contributor on legal and history subjects.

    Membership

    Member Hawaiian History Society (ex-president), Honolulu Social Science Association, Royal Geog, Society Australasia.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Emma Dillingham (Bachelor of Arts, Wellesley, author verse, music, stories, etc., Doctor of Letters, University. Children: Virginia, Margaret.
    • father: Walter Frear
    • mother: Fannie (Foster) Frear
    • spouse: Mary Emma Dillingham
    • children: Virginia Frear
    • Margaret Frear
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    Died January 22, 1948
    (aged 84)
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