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Earl Baker Ruth (1916 - 1989)

Baker Ruth, congressman, college professor, and governor of Samoa, was born in Spencer, the son of Earl Monroe and Marian Beatrice Baker Ruth; he spent his youth in Charlotte. In 1938 he was graduated ...

11/13/2019 11/13/2019

Captain Jesse Wallace (1899 - 1961)

Rink Wallace (July 17, 1899 – January 29, 1961) was a United States Navy Captain and the 29th (27th unique) Governor of American Samoa. He served as governor for a period of only ten days from July 30,...

2/14/2018 2/14/2018

Alexander Houser (March 31, 1897 – September 3, 1981) was a United States Navy Rear admiral, and the 35th Governor of American Samoa from September 10, 1945 to April 22, 1947.BiographyHouser was born i...

2/13/2018 2/13/2018

Gould Moyer (July 12, 1893 – January 21, 1976) was a United States Navy Rear admiral, and the 31st Governor of American Samoa from June 5, 1942 to February 8, 1944. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, bu...

2/13/2018 2/13/2018

Lt. Samuel Canan (1898 - 1964)

Wakefield Canan (June 7, 1898 – March 1964) was a United States Navy officer, and the 34th Governor of American Samoa. Canan was born on June 7, 1898 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the Un...

2/13/2018 2/13/2018

Captain Ralph Hungerford (1896 - 1977)

Waldo Hungerford (April 21, 1896 – February 20, 1977) was a United States Navy Captain, and the 33rd Governor of American Samoa from January 27, 1945 to September 3, 1945. He was born April 21, 1896 in...

5/22/2009 2/13/2018

Captain Arthur Emerson (1893 - 1975)

Tenney Emerson was the 21st Governor of American Samoa from April 22, 1931 to July 17, 1931.Emerson was born on December 3, 1893 in East Weymouth, Massachusetts, the son of Theodore and Nellie (née New...

2/13/2018 2/13/2018

Captain Laurence Wild (1890 - 1971)

Wild (May 1, 1890 – May 26, 1971) was a United States Navy Captain, college basketball player and coach, and the 30th Governor of American Samoa from August 8, 1940 to June 5, 1942. Wild was born in Wi...

2/13/2018 2/13/2018

Charles Armijo Woodruff (January 12, 1884 – November 23, 1945) was a United States Navy officer and the 11th Governor of American Samoa from December 6, 1914 to March 1, 1915. He captained multiple shi...

10/18/2012 2/12/2018

Woodworth Post (August 3, 1881 – May 30, 1938) was the 8th and 10th Governor of American Samoa. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904, and commanded the USS Detroit (CL-8) and the N...

2/12/2018 2/12/2018

Milne (August 19, 1882 – January 26, 1959) was a United States Navy Captain, and the 27th Governor of American Samoa from January 20, 1936, to June 3, 1938. After graduating from the United States Nava...

2/12/2018 2/12/2018

Captain Otto Dowling (1881 - 1946)

Carl Dowling (February 28, 1881 – April 14, 1946) was a United States Navy Captain, and the 25th Governor of American Samoa from April 17, 1934 to January 15, 1936. He graduated from the United States ...

2/12/2018 2/12/2018

Bertram Landenberger (May 12, 1879 – January 15, 1936) was a United States Navy Captain and the 23rd (and 21st unique) Governor of American Samoa, from May 12, 1932 to April 10, 1934. Landenberger comm...

2/12/2018 2/12/2018

Captain Gatewood Lincoln (1875 - 1957)

Sanders Lincoln (August 5, 1875 – October 15, 1957) was a United States Navy officer who served as the 19th and 22nd Governor of American Samoa. With Nathan Woodworth Post, Lincoln was one of only two ...

2/12/2018 2/12/2018

Victor Graham (March 4, 1874 – September 2, 1955) was a United States Naval Rear Admiral and the 18th Governor of American Samoa from September 9, 1927 to August 2, 1929. Graham attended the United Sta...

2/12/2018 2/12/2018

Stanley Kellogg (August 20, 1870 – January 8, 1948) was a United States Navy Captain who served as the 16th Governor of American Samoa. Kellogg graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1892, a...

2/11/2018 2/11/2018

Michael Crose (February 8, 1867 – April 4, 1929) was a United States Navy Captain and the seventh Naval Governor of American Samoa, from November 10, 1910 to March 14, 1913. He was the first person des...

12/19/2009 2/11/2018

Francis Bryan (May 3, 1865 – 1944) was a United States Navy Rear Admiral and the 17th Governor of American Samoa. He served as governor from March 17, 1925 to September 9, 1927. Bryan was one of only t...

2/11/2018 2/11/2018

Tuailemafua Pita Fiti Sunia (August 29, 1941 – March 26, 2003) was the Governor of American Samoa from 1997 until his death in 2003. He was the second Governor of American Samoa to die in office.

11/15/2016 11/15/2016

Letalu Matalasi Moliga (born 1949) is an American Samoan politician, former educator, businessman, and former President of the Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) from 2009 to 2012. Moliga was el...

11/11/2016 11/11/2016

Uriel Sebree Hall, (son of William Augustus Hall and nephew of Willard Preble Hall), a Representative from Missouri; born near Huntsville, Randolph County, Mo., April 12, 1852; was tutored privately an...

12/11/2013 9/13/2015

Benjamin Franklin Tilley (March 29, 1848 – March 18, 1907), often known as B. F. Tilley, was a career officer in the United States Navy who served from the end of the American Civil War through the Spa...

7/13/2015 7/13/2015

Peter Tali Coleman (December 8, 1919 – April 28, 1997) was the first person of Samoan descent to be appointed Governor of American Samoa and later became the territory's first popularly elected governo...

11/8/2013 7/13/2015