Thomas Benjamin Fitzpatrick
|Thomas Benjamin Fitzpatrick|
|26th Governor of American Samoa|
January 15, 1936 – January 20, 1936
|Preceded by||Otto Carl Dowling|
|Succeeded by||MacGillivray Milne|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Commands||USS Zeilin (APA-3)|
Thomas Benjamin Fitzpatrick (1896 – 1974) was a United States Navy Commander and the 26th Governor of American Samoa for a brief time from January 15, 1936 to January 20, 1936. During World War II, Fitzpatrick commanded the USS Zeilin, which landed troops and sustained damage during the Battle of Tarawa.
- "Gale Johnson Weds Paula Fitzpatrick". The New York Times (New York City: The New York Times Company). 6 May 1956. p. 89.
- Dyer, George. "That Real Toughie--Tarawa". The Amphibians Came to Conquer: The Story of Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. p. 685. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
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