Cecil Landau HEFTEL, Congress, HI (1924-2010)


HEFTEL, Cecil Landau, a Representative from Hawaii; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 30, 1924; attended the public schools of Chicago, Ill.; B.S. Arizona State University, Tempe, 1951; graduate work at University of Utah and New York University; businessman; president, Heftel Broadcasting, Honolulu, Hawaii; served in United States Army, 1943-1946; delegate, Hawaii State Democratic convention, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1977, until his resignation July 11, 1986; was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of Hawaii; died on February 4, 2010, in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Rosen, Sidney M. “Cec Heftel: New Politics and the Media Man.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Hawaii, 1985.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present