William Paul Jarrett

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William Paul Jarrett
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii Territory's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1927
Preceded byHenry Alexander Baldwin
Succeeded byVictor S. K. Houston
Personal details
Born(1877-08-22)August 22, 1877
Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii
DiedNovember 10, 1929(1929-11-10) (aged 52)
Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
Resting placeDiamond Head Memorial Park
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseMary H.K. Clark Jarrett (Wife)
RelativesArthur L. Jarrett (Cousin)
Art Jarrett (Nephew)
Occupationpolice officer, politician

William Paul Jarrett (August 22, 1877 – November 10, 1929) was a sheriff and congressional delegate representing the Territory of Hawaii.


Jarrett was born August 22, 1877, and grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, and attended Saint Louis School. Of Native Hawaiian descent, his father was William Kaauwai Jarrett and mother was Emma Kaoo Stevens. He married Mary H. K. Clark with whom he had six children.[1][2]

Jarrett became one of the earliest leaders of the Hawaii Democratic Party. Jarrett served as deputy Sheriff of the City and County of Honolulu from 1906 to 1908, Sheriff until 1914,[3] and High Sheriff of the Territory of Hawaii from 1914 to 1922.[4]

From March 4, 1923, to March 3, 1927, Jarrett served in the United States Congress as a territorial delegate. He won elections in November 1922 and 1924, but lost the bid for re-election in 1927. He died on November 10, 1929.[5]

He was interred at Diamond Head Memorial Park. William P. Jarrett Middle School, established in 1955, was named after him.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Men of Hawaii: being a biographical reference library, complete and authentic, of the men of note and substantial achievement in the Hawaiian Islands. Vol. 2. Honolulu Star-Bulletin. 1921. p. 219.
  2. ^ US House of Representatives 2018, pp. 198–200.
  3. ^ "About HPD". The Roots of the Honolulu Police Department. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Jarrett, William Paul office record". state archives digital collections. state of Hawaii. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  5. ^ United States Congress. "William Paul Jarrett (id: J000061)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  6. ^ "History". official web site. William Paul Jarrett Middle School. Retrieved 2010-03-15.
Government offices
Preceded by Sheriff of Honolulu County
Succeeded by
Preceded by
William Henry
High Sheriff of Hawaii Territory
Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Hawaii Territory's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1927
Succeeded by