Samuel Hayakawa

Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa was a Canadian-born American academic and politician of Japanese ancestry. He was an English professor, and served as president of San Francisco State University and then as United States Senator from California from 1977 to 1983. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Samuel Hayakawa has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1986 Interview.

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U.S. Senator, R-CA January 2, 1977 - December 23, 1982 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • Proposition 63

    Proposition 63

    Samuel Hayakawa talked about proposition 63, an initiative to make English the official language of California.

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