Margaret Ushijima

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Margaret Ushijima (born Margaret Shizue Kunishige; October 6, 1927 - 2013) was a lawyer from Hawaii, United States of America.[1]


Ushijima was born in Laupahoehoe. She completed a bachelor's degree in social science followed by a master's degree in social work at Smith College in 1952.[1]

In 1963 she became a dean of students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. On her retirement in 1980, she enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's William S. Richardson School of Law and completed a law degree, graduating in 1983. She then joined her husband in the family law firm, Ushijima & Ushijima.[2] She retired from law in 2003.[1][3]

In the 1970s, Ushijima campaigned throughout the islands to educate people on the importance of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Friday; November 15; 2013; A.m, 10:05 (2013-11-15). "Margaret Ushijima, 86, dies". Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Retrieved 2021-04-29.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b "Margaret Ushijima". University of Hawai‘i Foundation. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  3. ^ "UH Hilo Distinguished Alumni Awards banquet set for February 27". UH Hilo. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
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