Arthur Emerson

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Arthur Tenney Emerson was the 21st Governor of American Samoa from April 22, 1931 to July 17, 1931.[1] He attended Dartmouth College before being appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Massachusetts, graduating in 1916.[2][3] He married Gertrude Childs in 1921 aboard the USS Utah (BB-31) in Naples, Italy.[2] He served in World War I,[2] before receiving appointment to the governorship for a brief time.


  1. ^ Sorensen, Stan; Joseph Theroux. "The Samoan Historical Calendar, 1606-2007". Government of American Samoa. p. 98. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Will Marry on Warship: Mrs. Gertrude B. Childs to Wed Lieut. A. T. Emerson in Naples". The New York Times (New York City). The New York Times Company. 27 November 1921. p. 22. 
  3. ^ Congressional Serial Set. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 1913. p. 134. Retrieved 3 July 2010.