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Peter C. P. Char

Portrait of Peter C. P. CharPeter C. P. Char (1943-2003) was the second son of Tin-Yuke and Wai Jane Char. He served as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Tin-Yuke and Wai Jane Char Asian-Pacific Study Room from 1991 until his untimely passing in 2003.

A partner in the law firm Char, Hamilton, Campbell & Thom, Mr. Char practiced medical law in Hawaii for more than 35 years, representing doctors, nurses, and medical institutions, and providing legal counsel in health-law matters. He also served on the board of directors and was former president of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.

In recent years, Mr. Char served as an adviser to Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris, was deputy treasurer of Harris' 2000 mayoral re-election campaign, and headed two nonprofit groups: Friends of the City and County of Honolulu and the Environmental Foundation, which raised money for city environmental conferences.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Mr. Char attended school in Honolulu through high school. College and law school were on the Mainland at Yale University and Northwestern University. After law school, he returned to Hawaii, where his first job was as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Hawaii. He also taught at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and Kapi`olani Community College Legal Education Program.

Outside activities included service on local lawyer committees and organizations, travel, fishing, and cooking.





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