Chuck Mau (born January 10, 1907) was a Chinese-American politician, former chairman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and first Asian American in Hawaii to become Deputy Attorney General.
Chuck Mau was born in Chinatown, Honolulu as the son of Chinese immigrants. His early life was difficult, with his mother dying of influenza in 1918 and his father trying to make a living with a small store. He received a scholarship to go to Mills School (now Mid-Pacific Institute) and graduated with a law degree from the University of Colorado.
Initially working as a law clerk, Mau quickly was appointed to Deputy to the Attorney General of Hawaii, the first Asian American to do so. Eying a role in politics, he accepted an invitation from Juggie Heen to run for a role as Deputy Supervisor as a Democrat There, he passed a bill for rent-control in an attempt to ease the effects of World War II.
Mau was appointed Chairman of the Hawaii Democratic Party in 1948