Tupua Tamasese Meaʻole
Tupua Tamasese Mea'ole CBE (June 3, 1905–April 5, 1963) was the Tupua Tamasese from 1929 to 1963, a Samoan paramount chief. He held the post O le Ao o le Malo (Head of State of Samoa) jointly with Malietoa Tanumafili II from 1962 until his death in the next year.
Under the New Zealand Trusteeship of Samoa (1914–1962), he was one of the two Fautuas (Advisers) to the New Zealand Administration, along with Malietoa Tanumafili II. He was one of the Framers of the Constitution of Samoa upon its independence.
He was succeeded by Tupua Tamasese Lealofi-o-a'ana IV (May 8, 1922–July 1, 1983), his nephew and Lealofi III's son, as Tupua Tamasese who was succeeded by Mea'ole's son, Tupua Tamasese Tupuola Taisi Tufuga Efi, the former 3rd Prime Minister of Samoa and the current O le Ao o le Malo.
Charles Lyttelton, last pre-independence Governor-General of New Zealand
|Head of State of Western Samoa
1962-1963 (with Malietoa Tanumafili II until 1963)
Malietoa Tanumafili II
Tupua Tamasese Lealofi-o-a'ana III
Tupua Tamasese Lealofi-o-a'ana IV