Gubernatorial elections were held in American Samoa on 8 November 1977, with a run-off between the top two candidates on 22 November. Peter Tali Coleman was elected with 56% of the vote in the second round.
Former governor Peter Tali Coleman ran with Tufele Liamatua as his running mate for lieutenant governor. The territory's delegate at-large A. P. Lutali ran with Fof? Iosefa Fiti Sunia, a Senator. Former delegate at-large A. U. Fuimaono ran alongside Senator Lutu T. S. Fuimaono.
|Candidate||First round||Second round|
|Peter Tali Coleman||2,358||40.3||3,326||55.9|
|A. P. Lutali||1,270||21.7||2,627||44.1|
|A. U. Fuimaono||955||16.3|
|Source: Pacific Islands Monthly|