By Elizabeth Torres
Dr. Gerrit P. Judd, a doctor, becomes a translator for the Hawaiian government. He also shares his translating skills with the American Board of Missionaries.
Judd was born on April 23,1803. He was brought up and raised in Paris, New York. He got his medical degree in 1825. On September 20,1827, he married Laura Fish.
Later in his life he became a trustee for the Chiefs' Children's School because they wanted him to look after the "royal children". The chiefs knew that he will give them a good education. He soon also became a big part of their "life" because he taught them and did a lot with them. Dr. Gerrit Parmele Judd was very proficient in the Hawaiian language.He was also helpful to the King because he helped the king with negotiations with the foreigners. He was also an Ambassador for the King, Kamehameha III (Kauikeaouli). He was also influential in getting back the Hawaiian lands that Lord George Paulet took away. Judd secretly wrote a letter explaining how Paulet illegally took the land from the King. He secretly sent the letter to London so that the British would give back the Hawaiian lands. The British said Paulet's takeover was illegal and unnecessary. The lands were later given back to the Hawaiian Kingdom.
In conclusion as his life went by Doctor and Mrs. Judd had nine wonderful children. One of them was named after Kina'u.