Arthur Emerson

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Arthur Tenney Emerson was the 21st Governor of American Samoa from April 22, 1931 to July 17, 1931.[1]

Emerson was born on December 3, 1893 in East Weymouth, Massachusetts,[2] the son of Theodore and Nellie (née Newman) Emerson.[3] He attended Dartmouth College before being appointed to the United States Naval Academy, graduating with the Class of 1916.[4][5] He married Gertrude Boucher Childs, the widow of Lieutenant Earle W. F. Childs, in 1921 aboard the USS Utah (BB-31) in Naples, Italy.[4]

Emerson served in World War I,[4] before receiving appointment to the governorship for a brief time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sorensen, Stan; Joseph Theroux. "The Samoan Historical Calendar, 1606-2007" (PDF). Government of American Samoa. p. 98. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957". FamilySearch. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. December 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ ""Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915". FamilySearch. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. December 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Will Marry on Warship: Mrs. Gertrude B. Childs to Wed Lieut. A. T. Emerson in Naples". The New York Times. New York City. The New York Times Company. 27 November 1921. p. 22. 
  5. ^ Congressional Serial Set. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 1913. p. 134. Retrieved 3 July 2010.