President & Staff of Meridian International Center Saddened by the Passing of Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii)

Meridian's President & CEO, Ambassador Stuart W. Holliday, and colleagues expressed their sadness yesterday, over the death of United States Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii).

The most senior member of the U.S. Senate and the Ranking Democrat on the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, Senator Daniel Inouye was deeply admired by the Meridian team for his distinguished record as a legislative leader. He had a solid reputation as a bipartisan workhorse who always put the interest of the American people above any partisan interests. Senator Inouye was also the first Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in 1976; and served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

According to Ambassador Stuart Holliday, "Senator Inouye was a cherished member of the Meridian family and, for several years, served on the Honorary Committee of the Annual Meridian Ball, with his wife Irene Hirano Inouye. We will miss him deeply and we will ensure that all of our international visitors know about his phenomenal work, as well as his steadfast courage, commitment and loyalty to the American people."