Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa
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Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa
Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa
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Salo Ale

since January 3, 2021
TypeLieutenant Governor
First holderFrank Barnett

The government of American Samoa consists of a locally elected governor, lieutenant governor and the American Samoa Fono, which consists of an 18-member Senate and a 21-member House of Representatives.[1] The first popular election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor took place in 1977.[2] Candidates for the offices run together on a joint ticket.

The current lieutenant governor is Salo Ale, who has been in office since 2021.

List of lieutenant governors of American Samoa

Appointed lieutenant governors

Elected lieutenant governors

Name Political Party Term Started Term Ended Notes
Tufele Liamatua
Republican January 3, 1978 January 3, 1985 First elected Lt. Governor of American Samoa[2]
Eni Faleomavaega
Democratic January 3, 1985 January 2, 1989[3]
Galea'i Peni Poumele
Republican January 2, 1989[3] July 27, 1992 Poumele died in office in July 1992.
Gaioi Tufele Galeai Republican August 1992 January 4, 1993 Widow of Lt. Governor Galea'i Peni Poumele. Served the remainder of Poumele's unexpired term
Tauese Sunia
Democratic January 4, 1993[3] January 3, 1997
Togiola Tulafono
(b. 1947)
Democratic January 3, 1997[3] March 26, 2003 Acting Governor from March 26, 2003, to April 7, 2003, following the death of Governor Tauese Sunia.
Office vacant March 23 - April 11, 2003
Faoa Aitofele Sunia
(b. 1943)
Democratic April 11, 2003 January 3, 2013
Lemanu Peleti Mauga
(b. 1949)
Independent January 3, 2013 January 3, 2021
Salo Ale
(b. ?)
Democratic January 3, 2021 Incumbent


  1. ^ "American Samoa Country Brief". Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia). April 2008. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "Peter Tali Coleman biography". Governors. American Samoa. Archived from the original on 2010-09-19. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b c d Sorensen, Stan (2007-01-09). "Historical Notes" (PDF). Tapuitea Official Newsletter of American Samoa. p. 2. Retrieved .

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