Ah Quon McElrath
Ah Quon McElrath (born Dec. 15, 1915, died Dec. 11, 2008) was married to Bob McElrath. She retired in 1981, but pushed on with her activism on behalf of Hawaii’s poor, frequenting the halls of the Legislature and taking to the streets. She died in Dec. 2008 at the age of 92.
McElrath was closely associated with the union during its early years in the 1940s and volunteered to sign up dockworkers. She also was married to ILWU official Bob McElrath, who died in 1995. But it wasn't until 1954 that she became a paid union social worker, a post she held until retirement in 1981.
Committee on Social Welfare
Not In Our Name
In August 2004 A Q McElrath endorsed an anti “Bush Team” Protest at the Republican National Convention in New York, organized by Not In Our Name, an organization closely associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party.
- [Star Bulletin website: Social activist Ah Quon McElrath dies, Dec. 12, 2008]