He was born the son of Hon. Havea Tui'ha'ateiho Kelepi Fulilangi Havea (1874–1940) and Sinalauli'i Mafile'o (1878–1928). In 1933 he married Leafa'itulangi Seumanutafa, the daughter of a Samoan Chief. The union did not produce a child.
He served in Parliament as the 12th Havea Tui'ha'ateiho from 1940 until his death in Vakeli in 1962.