- Charles Kekumano
Charles Kekumano (1919–1998) was a Roman Catholic priest from Hawaii.
Charles Kekumano was born in 1919 in Kona on the island of Hawai‘i. Educated at Saint Louis High School in Honolulu, he studied for the priesthood and was ordained for the Diocese of Honolulu. He earned a doctorate in Canon law from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and was appointed chancellor of the Honolulu diocese, secretary to Bishop James Joseph Sweeney, and later rector of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. In 1961 he was named an honorary chaplain of the Papal household, with the title of Monsignor, by Blessed John XXIII, the first native Hawaiian to hold such an honor.
Shortly after Father Joseph Anthony Ferrario became bishop, Kekumano left the diocese of Honolulu, to work in the diocese of Juneau. He retired in 1984 and returned to Honolulu. Kekumano was involved in many civic organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Duke Kahanamoku Foundation, the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu. He also served on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, the Honolulu Police Commission, the Maui Charter Commission, and the Hawaii Commission on Children and Youth.
In 1997 he was co-author of the essay "Broken Trust" which criticized Kamehameha Schools, the largest private landowner in Hawaii, resulting in their reorganization. He died of cancer on January 18, 1998 in St. Francis Hospice in Honolulu, at the age of 78.
- ^ a b Samuel Pailthorpe King and Randall W. Roth (March 2006). Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement, and Political Manipulation at America’s Largest Charitable Trust. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-3014-4. http://books.google.com/books?id=ot6ihjRRg-QC.
- ^ Samuel Pailthorpe King, Msgr. Charles Kekumano, Walter Meheula Heen, Gladys Brandt and Randall Roth (August 9, 1997). "Broken Trust: The community has lost faith in Bishop Estate trustees, in how they are chosen, how much they are paid, how they govern". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. http://archives.starbulletin.com/specials/bishop/index.html. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
- ^ Sandi M. Skousen (February 8, 1998,). "The five behind `Broken Trust'". Pacific Business News. http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/1998/02/09/story3.html. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
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