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    "title": "John A. Balch",
    "body": "<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n <div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n  <table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n   <tbody>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Name\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      John A. Balch\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Born\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      August 6 1876\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Died\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      May 15 1951\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Birth Location\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      San Francisco\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n   </tbody>\n  </table>\n </div>\n <div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   FirstName:John;\nLastName:Balch;\nDisplayName:John A. Balch;\nBirthDate:1876-08-06;\nDeathDate:1951-05-15;\nBirthLocation:San Francisco;\nGender:Male;\nEthnicity:White;\nGenerationIdentifier:;\nNationality:;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:Hawai'i;\nReligion:;\n  </p>\n </div>\n <p>\n  Honolulu businessman who was one of the few local leaders to advocate for the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Hawai'i. A pioneer of the telephone industry in the islands since his arrival in 1907, John A. Balch (1876–1951) served as the president of Mutual Telephone Co. for fourteen years, retiring in 1940. Perhaps influenced by his San Francisco roots, Balch was one of the few business leaders in Honolulu to hold explicitly anti-Japanese views. In January of 1943, he published a 38 page pamphlet titled \"Shall the Japanese Be Allowed to Dominate Hawaii?\" that consisted mostly of correspondence with various officials about the \"Japanese problem\" in Hawai'i. In an August 1942 letter to Admiral Chester W. Nimitz included in that pamphlet, he advocated the removal of 100,000 \"Japanese\" to \"inland Mainland farming states.\" He left the islands after the war and died in San Francisco in 1951.\n </p>\n <div id=\"authorByline\">\n  <b>\n   Authored by\n   <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Brian_Niiya/\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">\n    Brian Niiya\n   </a>\n   , Densho\n  </b>\n </div>\n <div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  Niiya, Brian\n </div>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n    For More Information\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <p>\n    Balch, J. A.\n    <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n     \"Shall the Japanese Be Allowed to Dominate Hawaii?\"\n    </a>\n    Honolulu: privately printed, 1943.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    Fuchs, Lawrence H.\n    <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Hawaii_Pono:_A_Social_History_(book)/\" title=\"Hawaii Pono: A Social History (book)\">\n     'Hawaii Pono: A Social History\n     <i>\n     </i>\n    </a>\n    . New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1961.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    Obituary,\n    <i>\n     Honolulu Advertiser\n    </i>\n    , May 16, 1951, p. 1.\n   </p>\n   <!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCached time: 20240623194039\nCache expiry: 86400\nDynamic content: false\nComplications: []\nCPU time usage: 0.008 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.011 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 113/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 1627/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 228/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 6/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nUnstrip recursion depth: 0/20\nUnstrip post‐expand size: 0/5000000 bytes\nExtLoops count: 0\n-->\n   <!--\nTransclusion expansion time report (%,ms,calls,template)\n100.00%    5.507      1 -total\n 46.56%    2.564      1 Template:Databox-People\n 26.09%    1.437      1 Template:Published\n 25.73%    1.417      1 Template:AuthorByline\n-->\n   <!-- Saved in parser cache with key encycmw:pcache:idhash:1912-0!canonical and timestamp 20240623194039 and revision id 36432\n -->\n  </div>\n </div>\n</div>\n<div class=\"toplink\">\n <a href=\"#top\">\n  <i class=\"icon-chevron-up\">\n  </i>\n  Top\n </a>\n</div>",
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