Political party strength in American Samoa

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the United States insular area of American Samoa:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

The parties are as follows:       Democratic (D),       Nonpartisan (NP), and       Republican (R).

For a particular year, the noted partisan composition is that which either took office during that year or which maintained the office throughout the entire year. Only changes made outside of regularly scheduled elections are noted as affecting the partisan composition during a particular year. Shading is determined by the final result of any mid-cycle changes in partisan affiliation.

Year Executive offices Territorial Legislature U.S. House
Governor Lieutenant Governor Territorial Senate Territorial House
1900 Benjamin Franklin Tilley[1]
1901
Uriel Sebree[1]
1902
Henry Minett[2]
1903
Edmund Beardsley Underwood[3]
1904
1905
Charles Brainard Taylor Moore
1906
1907
1908
John Frederick Parker
1909
1910
William Michael Crose[4]
1911
1912
1913
Nathan Woodworth Post[5]
Clark Daniel Stearns
1914
Nathan Woodworth Post[5]
Charles Armijo Woodruff[5]
1915
John Martin Poyer
1916
1917
1918
1919
Warren Jay Terhune
1920
Waldo A. Evans
1921
1922
Edwin Taylor Pollock
1923
Edward Stanley Kellogg
1924
1925
Henry Francis Bryan
1926
1927
Stephen Victor Graham[6]
1928
1929
Gatewood Sanders Lincoln
1930
1931
James Sutherland Spore[5]
Arthur Tenney Emerson[5]
Gatewood Sanders Lincoln
1932
George Bertram Landenberger
1933
1934
Thomas Calloway Latimore[5]
Otto Carl Dowling
1935
1936
Thomas Benjamin Fitzpatrick[5]
MacGillivray Milne
1937
1938
Edward William Hanson
1939
1940
Jesse Rink Wallace[5]
Laurence Wild
1941
1942
Henry Louis Larsen[7]
John Gould Moyer
1943
1944
Allen Hobbs
1945
Ralph Waldo Hungerford
Samuel Wakefield Canan[5]
Harold Alexander Houser
1946
1947
Vernon Huber
1948
1949
Thomas Francis Darden, Jr.
1950
1951
Phelps Phelps
1952
John C. Elliott
James Arthur Ewing
1953
Lawrence M. Judd
Richard Barrett Lowe
1954
1955
1956
Peter Tali Coleman
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
Hyrum Rex Lee
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
Owen Stuart Aspinall
1968
1969
John Morse Haydon
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
Frank C. Mockler[5]
1975
Earl B. Ruth
1976
Frank Barnett
1977
Hyrum Rex Lee
1978 Peter Tali Coleman (NP/R)[8]
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985 A.P. Lutali (NP/D)
1986
1987
1988
1989 Peter Tali Coleman (NP/R) Eni Faleomavaega (D)
1990
1991
1992
1993 A.P. Lutali (NP/D)
1994
1995
1996
1997 Tauese Sunia (NP/D) Togiola Tulafono (NP/D)
1998
1999 18NP 21NP
2000
2001
2002
2003
Togiola Tulafono (NP/D) Ipulasi Aitofele Sunia (NP/D)
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Territorial Senate Territorial House U.S. House
Executive offices Territorial Legislature

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Commandant.
  2. ^ Acting commandant.
  3. ^ Commandant/governor; from 1904 to 1980, governors were appointed by the United States government.
  4. ^ 17 July 1911: U.S. Naval Station Tutuila renamed American Samoa.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Acting governor.
  6. ^ On February 20, 1929, the U.S. Congress recognized of the cession of Tutuila and Manu'a by their chiefs, retroactive to 16 July 1904.
  7. ^ Military governor.
  8. ^ Beginning in 1980, governors have been elected for 4-year terms by the people of American Samoa.

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