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Kirk Caldwell's Biography
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Wife: Donna Tanoue; 1 Child: Maya
JD, University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, 1984
MA, Law and Diplomacy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1978
BA Economics, Tufts University, 1975.
Representative, Hawaii State House of Representatives, 2003-2008
Majority Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives, 2007-2008
No caucus information on file.
Partner, Ashford and Wriston, 1991 to present
Associate Attorney, Ashford and Wriston, 1984-1991
Law Clerk, Chief Justice William S. Richardson, Hawaii State Supreme Court, 1982-1983
Legislative Clerk, Office of the Majority Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives, 1983
Legislative Assistant, United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye, 1978-1981
Economist, Institute of Sugar and Alcohol, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 1975-1976
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Director, Friends of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2006-present
Director, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, 2005-present
Director, International Dyslexia Association, Hawaii Chapter, 2003-present
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, 1998-present
Member, American Bar Association, 1984-present
Member, International Center for Climate and Society
Chair, Sidwell Friends School, Live Auction Committee, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000
Board Member, Friends of Judiciary History Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1989-1998
Treasurer, Hawaii Justice Foundation, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1997-1998
Board Member, Hawaii Justice Foundation, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1993-1998
Board Member, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1991-1998
President, Friends of Judiciary History Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1994-1997
President, Hawaii Preparatory Academy Alumni Association, Kamuela, Hawaii, 1994-1996
Director, Hawaii Preparatory Academy Alumni Association, Kamuela, Hawaii, 1992-1996
Member, Kaimuki Neighborhood Board, 1989-1994
Director, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1985-1987
Secretary, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1985-1987
Associate Editor, Hawaii State Bar News, 1984-1987
Member, Manoa Neighborhood Board, 1985-1986
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