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