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citrus company executive

Robert Kiyoshi Kanagawa, citrus company executive. Named Man of Year, Sanger District Chamber of Commerce, 1968; recipient Golden Apple award, Fresno County School Administrators, 1976.


Kanagawa, Robert Kiyoshi was born on September 10, 1917 in Sanger, California, United States. Son of Yasoichi T. and Jitsuyo (Sumii) Kanagawa.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Central California Commercial College, 1939.


Vice president Kanagawa Citrus Company, Sanger, 1939—1965, treasurer, 1939—1965, president, from 1965. Chairman agricultural exhibit Fresno District Fair, 1953—1958, Nations Christmas Tree Festival, Sanger, 1959, Sanger Grape Bowl Festival, 1964—1974. Charter director Sequoia Community Bank, from 1980, chairman board, from 1981.

Board chairman Agricultural Export California, Inc., 1985.


Board trustees Fairmont Elementary School, 1954—1958, Sanger Union High School, 1958—1965, Sanger Parks and Recreation Commission, 1963—1973. Board directors Valley Children's Hospital, 1968—1972. Board trustees Sanger Unified School District, 1965—1969.

Member Republican State Central Committee, 1972—1976. Board trustees Sanger Senior Citizens Commission, 1975—1979. Vice president St. Agnes Hospital, 1979, board trustees, 1972—1986.

Board directors 21st District Agricultural Association, 1970—1979, president, 1977. Executive board Sequoia Council Boy Scouts America, 1971—1984, vice president, 1979. Member California Council Humanities Public Policy, 1977—1982.

Board directors California Agricultural Museum, 1980—1985, treasurer, 1980—1985. Campaign chairman American Heart Association, 1981—1982. Vice president Central Valley Chapter, 1984—1985, president, 1985—1986.

Member of Sanger Japanese American Citizens League (charter, charter president, district governor 1977-1978), Orange Cove-Sanger Citrus Association (director, vice president since 1973), Sanger Citrus Association (director 1961-1972, president 1972), Sanger Rotary Club 1970-1971, (district governor international 1974-1975).


Married Yukiye Nakamura Kanagawa, February 12, 1944. Children: Rodney M., Floyd A., Dallas W.

Yasoichi T. Kanagawa

Jitsuyo (Sumii) Kanagawa

Yukiye Nakamura Kanagawa

Rodney M. Kanagawa

Floyd A. Kanagawa

Dallas W. Kanagawa