Edwin Lani Hanchett
The eldest child of six (five boys and one girl,) Edwin Lani Hanchett was born at Ho‘olehua, Molokai, on November 2, 1919 to Dr Alsoberry Kaumualiʻi Hanchett and Mary Hazel (McGuire) Hanchett. Hanchett was ordained the first priest of the Episcopal Church of Hawaiian ancestry by Bishop Kennedy on September 19, 1953 (Ember Saturday).
On September 26, 1967, Hanchett, rector of St. Peter’s, Honolulu, had been elected Hawaii’s first suffragan Bishop by the House of Bishops meeting in Seattle. Then, on January 18, 1970, he became the first Bishop of Hawaiian ancestry of the Episcopal Church at Saint Andrew’s Cathedral.