Carlos S. Camacho
- This article discusses the former Northern Mariana Islands governor. For the former Guam governor, see Carlos Camacho. For the Colombian actor, see Carlos Camacho (actor).
|Carlos S. Camacho|
|1st Governor of Northern Mariana Islands|
January 9, 1978 – January 11, 1982
|Preceded by||Office created|
|Succeeded by||Pedro Tenorio|
February 27, 1937 |
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||University of Hawaii
Fiji School of Medicine
Camacho was born on Saipan. He attended the University of Hawaii and the Fiji School of Medicine. He practiced medicine until 1967, when he was elected to the Congress of Micronesia. He served as the Pacific islands' chief medical officer of public health from 1969 to 1977. He was also president of the Saipan Democratic Party from 1975 to 1977. In 1976, he was appointed to the Northern Marianas Constitutional Convention.
Taisacan v. Camacho
In 1980, the CNMI legislature passed a budget that would have appropriated over $1.5 million in federal money for capital improvements on the island of Rota. Camacho vetoed this portion of the budget, calling it excessive and inequitable. Leon Taisacan, a Rota resident, then sued Camacho, claiming that his veto violated the terms of the Covenant between the United States and the CNMI. A district court granted summary judgement in favor of Camacho, and then the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dismissed the lawsuit on the grounds that Taisacan did not have standing to sue, as he was not specifically injured by the veto.
- Casas, Gemma Q. (2010-03-11). "Former Lt. Governor Ada laid to rest". Marianas Variety News & Views. Retrieved 2010-03-12.
- Lal, Brij V.; Kate Fortune (2000). "Carlos Sablan Camacho". The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia. University of Hawaii Press. p. 294.
|Governor of Northern Mariana Islands