Jesse Wallace

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Jesse Rink Wallace
Jesse Wallace.jpg
Wallace on November 16, 1946 at a meeting with President Harry Truman
29th Governor of American Samoa
In office
July 30, 1940 – August 8, 1940
Preceded by Edward Hanson
Succeeded by Laurence Wild
Personal details
Born July 7, 1899
Beardstown, Illinois
Died January 29, 1961(1961-01-29) (aged 61)
Resting place United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Alma mater United States Naval Academy
Occupation Naval officer
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy Seal United States Navy
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Captain

Jesse Rink Wallace (July 7, 1899 – January 29, 1961) was a United States Navy Captain and the 29th (27th unique) Governor of American Samoa. He served as Governor for a period of only ten days from July 30, 1940 to August 8, 1940.[1] Wallace was born in Beardstown, Illinois on July 7, 1899.[2] On June 20, 1918, Wallace was appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Illinois.[3] After his brief time as Governor, Wallace became the chief of staff to the Commandant of the Ninth Naval District.[4] Wallace retired in 1952 and died on January 29, 1961; he was buried at the United States Naval Academy Cemetery.[5]


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  2. ^ Sorensen, Stan; Joseph Theroux (2007). "The Samoan Historical Calendar 1606-2007". Government of American Samoa. p. 180. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Annual Register of the U.S. Naval Academy. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 1919. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Nothelfer, Sarah (5 March 2010). "Saginaw Bygone Days for March 5". Booth Newspapers. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "United States Naval Academy Cemetery & Columbarium". Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Academy. 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010.