Hiram Bingham: I – IV
Hiram Bingham I was ordained a minister of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM;) he led the Pioneer Company of ABCFM missionaries to Hawaiʻi. Hiram Bingham II was born in the Islands and was a missionary in the Gilbert Islands; he learned the language and began translating the Bible into Gilbertese.
Hiram Bingham III was born in Honolulu, married Alfreda Mitchell, heiress of the Tiffany and Co; he was not a trained archaeologist, but on July 24, 1911, he rediscovered the "Lost City" of Machu Picchu (he has been noted as a source of inspiration for the ‘Indiana Jones’ character.) Hiram IV was a US diplomat stationed in Marseilles, France during World War II when Germany was invading France; he helped 2,500-Jewish people escape the Holocaust.