On Friday, January 24, the Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana celebrated the birth of Charles Reed Bishop – husband of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi, and a driving force behind the creation of KS.
Bishop believed in the transformative power of education and supported many other schools in shaping the future of education in Hawai’i. The schools included Punahou School, Mills Institute (now known as Mid–Pacific Institute), St. Andrew’s Priory, Sacred Hearts Academy, Makawao Female Seminary, and the Hilo Boys’ Boarding School.
Bishop was a statesman who served the Hawaiian Kingdom as foreign minister, president of the Board of Education, and chairman of the Legislative Finance Committee under four kings: Kamehameha IV, Kamehameha V, Lunalilo and Kalākaua. He was also a trusted advisor to Queen Lili‘uokalani.