Galea'i Peni Poumele
|Galea'i Peni Poumele|
|Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa|
January 2, 1989 – July 1992
|Governor||Peter Tali Coleman|
|Preceded by||Eni Faleomavaega|
|Succeeded by||Tauese Sunia (took office in 1993)|
December 18, 1926|
Fitiuta, Manu'a, American Samoa
|Died||July 27, 1992(aged 65)|
Galea'i Peni Poumele (December 18, 1926 – July 27, 1992) was an American Samoan politician and traditional leader. Poumele served as the third elected Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa from 1989 to 1992.
In 1988, Peter Tali Coleman and his running mate, Galea'i Peni Poumele, were elected Governor and Lt. Governor of American Samoa. Coleman and Poumele were inaugurated on January 2, 1989. Poumele became the third elected Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa, while the 1989 inauguration marked Coleman's fourth nonconsecutive term as Governor.
Lieutenant Governor Galea'i Peni Poumele died in office in July 1992 at the age of 67. It is unclear whether another Lieutenant Governor was named to serve out the remainder of Poumele's unexpired term or if the office was left vacant until Governor Coleman left office in 1993. He was succeeded by Tauese Sunia, who was inaugurated Lt. Governor on January 4, 1993, with incoming Governor A. P. Lutali.
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|Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa
Took office in 1993