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Born in Oakland, California, USA
Died in Larkspur, California, USA  (respiratory illness)
Birth NameFred Toyosaburo Korematsu

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Fred Korematsu was born on January 30, 1919 in Oakland, California, USA as Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu. He was married to Katherine Korematsu. He died on March 30, 2005 in Larkspur, California.

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Katherine Korematsu (? - 30 March 2005) (his death) (2 children)

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Was honored by President Clinton in 1998 with the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Japanese American who refused to turn himself in for evacuation and internment in accordance with Executive Order 9066, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was arrested and convicted of a felony for failing to report. The conviction was eventually upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Children: son, Ken, and daughter, Karen.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 312-313. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.

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