Marcellus Boss

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Marcellus Boss
Governor of Guam
In office
November 14, 1959 – August 22, 1960
Preceded by Richard Barrett Lowe
Succeeded by Joseph F. Flores
Secretary of Guam
In office
November 1, 1957 – 1959
Governor Richard Barrett Lowe
Preceded by William Corbett
Succeeded by A. M. Edwards
Member of the Kansas State Senate
In office
Personal details
Born Marcellus Graeme Boss
(1901-01-21)January 21, 1901
United States
Died March 21, 1967(1967-03-21) (aged 66)
Kansas, United States
Nationality  United States
Political party Republican

Marcellus Graeme Boss (January 21, 1901 – March 21, 1967) was an interim Governor of Guam from November 14, 1959 until his resignation on August 22, 1960.[1]

Boss first entered Guamanian administration with a 1957 appointment by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the post of Secretary of Guam.[2] He also served as a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate[3] prior to becoming involved in the government of Guam.[2] He was city clerk and city attorney of Kiowa, Kansas,[4] and had a thirty-year law career in Columbus, Kansas.[5] He died of a heart attack on March 21, 1967 and was buried at the City Cemetery in Columbus, Kansas.


  1. ^ Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 1961. 
  2. ^ a b "President Names Guam Aid". The New York Times. 30 October 1957. p. 20. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Kansas Legislators Past and Present
  4. ^ "District Masonic Meet at Hazelton". The Kiowa News. 1 October 1947. Retrieved 1 October 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ Gingrich, Arnold (1957). Coronet, Volume 41. David A. Smart. 
Preceded by
Richard Barrett Lowe
Governor of Guam

Succeeded by
Joseph F. Flores