ⓘ Peter Tali Coleman

Peter Tali Coleman

ⓘ Peter Tali Coleman

Peter Tali Coleman was an American politician. He was the first person of Samoan descent to be appointed Governor of American Samoa and later became the territorys first popularly elected governor.

He was a member of the Republican Party, he is the only U.S. governor whose service spanned five decades 1956–1961, 1978–1985 and 1989–1993 and one of the longest-serving governors of any jurisdiction in American history.

Coleman died in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 28, 1997 from complications of liver cancer, aged 77.


1. Other websites

  • Honolulu Advertiser: Nora Stewart Coleman, 85, former first lady of American Samoa
  • New York Times: Peter Coleman, 77, Governor of American Samoa
  • Obituary in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin