Nathan Post

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Nathan Woodworth Post
10th Governor of American Samoa
In office
October 2, 1914 – December 16, 1914
Preceded by Clark Daniel Stearns
Succeeded by Charles Armijo Woodruff
8th Governor of American Samoa
In office
March 14, 1913 – July 13, 1914
Preceded by William Michael Crose
Succeeded by Clark Daniel Stearns
Personal details
Born August 3, 1881
Fonda, Iowa
Died May 30, 1938(1938-05-30) (aged 56)
Alma mater United States Naval Academy
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy Seal United States Navy
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Captain
Commands USS Detroit (CL-8)

Nathan Woodworth Post (August 3, 1881 – May 30, 1938) was the 8th and 10th Governor of American Samoa. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904, and commanded the USS Detroit (CL-8) and the Naval Recruiting Station in Omaha, Nebraska. He served two terms as governor: from March 14 to July 14, 1913 and from October 2 to December 16, 1914. He is the first American Samoan governor to serve to two non-consecutive terms.

Life[edit]

Post was born in Fonda, Iowa on August 3, 1881.[1] His son was Nathan Topliff Post, a United States Marine Corps World War II ace.[2]

Naval career[edit]

Post was appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Nebraska in 1900.[3] He graduated in 1904, and served two years as a Midshipman at sea before receiving his commission.[4]

As an Ensign, Post served on the USS Louisiana (BB-19).[5] Post served as the personnel officer of the 12th Naval District.[6] In 1910, he was in charge of the Naval Recruiting Station in Omaha, Nebraska.[7] He was made a Commander in 1916.[8] In 1931, he was placed in command of the USS Detroit (CL-8).[9]

Governorship[edit]

Post relieved William Michael Crose of the governorship on March 14, 1913, serving until July 14 of the same year. He served a second term from October 2 to December 16, 1914. This made him the first Governor of American Samoa to serve exactly two non-consecutive terms; the only other ever to do so was Gatewood Lincoln.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lieutenant Nathan Woodworth Post". Governors. Government of American Samoa. 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Irene Coghlan a Bride: San Francisco Girl Married in Rutland to Lieut. N. T. Post". The New York Times (New York City). The New York Times Company. 6 January 1940. p. 31. 
  3. ^ List and Station of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States: And of the Marine Corps, on the Active List, and Officers on the Retired List Employed on Active Duty. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 1898. p. 44. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Blackburn, Morgan, and Post Get Their Commissions". Omaha World-Herald XLI (148) (Omaha, Nebraska). 25 February 1906. p. 3. 
  5. ^ "USS Louisiana". Paradise of the Pacific. 19-22: 23. 1906. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "City Club to Hear Hawaiian Educator". Berkeley Daily Gazette (Berkeley, California). 13 July 1934. p. 3. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Lieutenants". United States Congressional Series Set (Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office) (6220): 34. 1912. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  8. ^ Official U.S. Bulletin 1. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 1917. p. 7. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "13 Captains Assigned to Commands Afloat". The New York Times (New York City). The New York Times Company. 12 February 1931. p. 44.