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Chuck Mau, American lawyer. Bar: Hawaii 1935. Recipient Alumni award University Colorado, 1954, Norlin award, 1981; founder Mau Law Scholarship Fund University Colorado School Law, Chuck Mau Scholarship Fund Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu; named Law Father of Year Honolulu Chamber of Commerce, 1957; named to Hall Fame of C Club University Colorado, 1969.


Mau, Chuck was born on January 10, 1907 in Honolulu. Son of Tin Kee and Jane (Ching) Mau.


Bachelor, University Colorado, 1932. Bachelor of Laws, University Colorado, 1932.


His early life was difficult, with his mother dying of influenza in 1918 and his father trying to make a living with a small store. He received a scholarship to go to Mills School (now Mid-Pacific Institute) and graduated with a law degree from the University of Colorado. Initially working as a law clerk, Mau quickly was appointed to Deputy to the Attorney General of Hawaii, the first Asian American to do so.

Eying a role in politics, he accepted an invitation from Juggie Heen to run for a role as Deputy Supervisor as a Democrat There, he passed a bill for rent-control in an attempt to ease the effects of World War II. Mau was appointed Chairman of the Hawaii Democratic Party in 1948.


  • Bar: Hawaii 1935.


Delaware Democratic National Convention, 1948, Hawaii Constitutional Convention, 1950. Chairman Central Committee Democratic Party Hawaii, 1950. President Oahu chapter Association Crippled Children and Adults, 1957-1960, president Hawaii, 1961-1962, national trustee, 1961-1962, honorary life director, since 1973.

Vice chairman governing board Hawaii chapter Arthritis Foundation. Board directors University Colorado Foundation, honorary life board directors, 1983. Board directors Kokokahi Trust, Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital, Leahi Hospital, Honolulu Community Theatre, Hawaii Child and Family Service.

Chairman Honolulu Symphony Fund Drive, 1962. Board governors Pacific Asian Council. Advisory committee Hawaii chapter American Freedom Foundation.

Member advisory council National Strategy Information Center, Inc. Fellow American College Mortgage Attorneys. Member American Bar Association (advisory board Standing Committee on Communism and its contrast to Liberty under law), Navy League, Delta Sigma Rho.

Clubs: Waialae Country. Lotos (New York City). Honolulu Rotary.


Married Karen Chun-Hoon, December 19, 1942. Children: Gordon James, Susan.

Tin Kee Mau

Jane (Ching) Mau

Karen Chun-Hoon

Gordon James Mau

Susan Mau