Earl I. Anzai

Earl I. Anzai (Family Name 安斎 October 4, 1941) served as Attorney General of Hawaii from 1999 to 2002, appointed by Governor of Hawaii Benjamin J. Cayetano. A career Democrat, Anzai also served as state budget director from 1995 to 1999 and Office of Hawaiian Affairs special counsel from 1990 to 1994.[1][2] From 1968 to 1970, he worked for the federal government in the United States Government Accountability Office.[1][2] He was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar in October 1981.[3]

Earl I. Anzai
12th Attorney General of Hawaii
In office
GovernorBen Cayetano
Preceded byMargery Bronster
Succeeded byMark J. Bennett
Personal details
Born (1941-10-04) October 4, 1941


Earl Anzai was raised in Hawaii. Anzai graduated from Kahuku High School in rural City & County of Honolulu. He left the islands to study at Emory University and then Oregon State University before successfully obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1964. In 1966, he obtained a master of arts degree in the same field at the same school. From 1966 to 1968, Anzai received a Ph.D. education but transferred to the William S. Richardson School of Law where he obtained a doctorate of jurisprudence instead in 1981.[1][2][4]

On May 16, 2008, Anzai was finally initiated as a member of the Beta Chi chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a 1976 alumnus of the National Urban Fellows.[5]


  1. Yuen, Mike (July 6, 1999). "Cayetano appoints Earl Anzai to attorney genteral". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Honolulu: Honolulu Star Bulletin, Ltd. OCLC 232117605. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  2. Yuen, Mike; Daysog, Rick (July 7, 1999). "About Earl Anzai". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Honolulu: Honolulu Star Bulletin, Ltd. OCLC 232117605. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  3. "PublicDirectory (Membership Information for Law Off. of Earl I. Anzai)". Honolulu, HI: Hawaii State Bar Association. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  4. "Class of 1980". Honolulu, HI: William S. Richardson School of Law. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  5. "Alumni Directory (1976)". New York: National Urban Fellows. at 1976 on pull-down option. Archived from the original on February 4, 2009. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Margery Bronster
Attorney General of Hawaii
Succeeded by
Mark J. Bennett
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