Judd, Gerrit Parmele

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Gerrit Parmele Judd, 1803–73, missionary and statesman, b. Paris, N.Y. He arrived in Hawaii as a medical missionary. He ended his mission service in 1842 and became a Hawaiian government official under King Kamehameha III, playing a leading role in establishing the constitution of the Hawaiian monarchy and gaining recognition of Hawaii as a sovereign nation.