Samuel Canan

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Samuel Wakefield Canan (June 7, 1898 – March 1964) was a United States Navy officer, and the 34th Governor of American Samoa. Canan was born on June 7, 1898 in Altoona, Pennsylvania.[1] He was admitted to the United States Naval Academy on June 24, 1916 out of Pennsylvania.[2] He succeeded Ralph Hungerford as governor in 1945, filling the position for only eight days, from September 3, 1945 to September 10, 1945.[3]


  1. ^ Sorensen, Stan; Joseph Theroux (2007). "The Samoan Historical Calendar, 1606-2007". Government of American Samoa. p. 136. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and Reserve Officers on Active Duty. Bureau of Naval Personnel. p. 262. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Captain Ralph Waldo Hungerford". Governors. Government of American Samoa. 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010.