John C. Elliott

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John C. Elliott
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39th Governor of American Samoa
In office
July 16, 1952 – November 23, 1952
Preceded by Phelps Phelps
Succeeded by James Arthur Ewing
Secretary of American Samoa
In office
February 23, 1951 – June 20, 1952
Governor Phelps Phelps
Personal details
Born January 30, 1919
Los Angeles, California
Died August 13, 2001(2001-08-13) (aged 82)
San Marino, California
Resting place San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, California
Political party Democratic

John C. Elliott (January 30, 1919 – April 13, 2001) was an American politician appointed as the 39th Governor of American Samoa.[1] Elliott was born on January 30, 1919 in Los Angeles, California.[2] He died on April 13, 2001 in San Marino, California. He is buried at the San Gabriel Cemetery in San Gabriel, California.[2] He took office on July 16, 1952 and left on November 23, 1952,[1] leaving for personal reasons,[3] and is the youngest man to ever hold the office at 33 years of age.[2] Prior to his appointment, Elliott had served as the assistant to Governor Phelps Phelps and Secretary of American Samoa.[3]


  1. ^ a b "John C. Elliot". Governors. Government of American Samoa. 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Sorensen, Stan; Joseph Theroux (2007). "The Samoan Historical Calendar, 1606-2007" (PDF). Government of American Samoa. pp. 30; 89. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Gray, John Alexander Clinton (1980). Amerika Samoa. Ayer Publishing. p. 262. ISBN 0-405-13038-4. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Phelps Phelps
Governor of American Samoa
Succeeded by
James Arthur Ewing