Eric Alfred Knudsen

Eric Alfred Knudsen (July 29, 1872 – February 12, 1957) was an American writer, folklorist, lawyer and politician who grew up and lived on Kauai, Hawaii. His father was Valdemar Knudsen, a west Kauai sugar plantation pioneer.

Eric Alfred Knudsen
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BornJuly 29, 1872
Waiawa, Hawaii
DiedFebruary 12, 1957
Lihue, Hawaii
Eric Knudsen and family

He married Cecilie L'Orange on September 15, 1905, in Oslo, Norway. They had five children.

Knudsen was a delegate from Kauai to the 1904 Republican National Convention. He was also a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, and served as its Speaker from 1905 to 1907.

He is most known for his writings and collections of short stories of and about Hawaiian folklore and culture.

Selected worksEdit

  • Hawaiian tales told by Teller of Hawaiian Tales (1945)
  • Kanuka of Kauai (1945)
  • Spooky Stuffs: Hawaiian Ghost Stories (1974)
  • Teller of Hawaiian Tales (1946)

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