Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianole was next in line after Queen Liliuokalani’s passing to reign over the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Prince Kuhio Day: Holiday in Hawai’i. Aside from King Kamehameha Day (11 June), Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana’ole Pi’ikoi Day (26 March) is the only other holiday celebrating Hawaiian royalty that is recognized under the occupation by the United States. Prince Kūhiō served as a territorial delegate in the US Congress, where he served ten consecutive terms from 1903 until his passing in 1922 as a Republican. His first convictions were to side with the Home Rule Party of Hawai’i, but he realized he needed to win a seat in Congress to carry out anything on behalf of the Hawai’ian people.
Queen Liliuokalani, last reigning monarch of Hawaiian Kingdom.
Prince Kūhiō descends from the Kalākaua lineage and was the next heir to the Hawai’ian Kingdom after Queen Lili’uokalani. However, as the monarchy was overthrown in 1893 by American-backed businessmen, namely Republicans, Prince Kūhiō accomplished much during his Congressional service: 1) Appointing Hawai’ians in civil service positions; 2) Introducing and implementing local governments by county; 3) Advocating to remove: a) Requirement for high blood-quantum, and b) Replace lease land with fee-simple on the Hawai’ian Homes Commission Act of 1921. In the end, Prince Kūhiō failed to bring change to the Act, but the Act set aside 200,000 acres for Hawai’ian homesteaders. Prince Kūhiō celebration on Kaua’i. Association of Hawai’ian Civic Clubs‘ Kūhiō Festival are celebrated annually.