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Former Governors' Bios

The NGA Governors Database

This searchable database identifies former governors by state and dates of service. The governors' biographies available on the NGA website provide summary biographical information only and are edited infrequently. For more comprehensive information, please see the resource links and additional references that may be listed on a governor's biography page. To begin your search, please choose a state, commonwealth or territory from the dropdown list or click 'Search Governors' for the advanced search menu.


Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga American Samoa (2013 )
Gov. Togiola T. A. Tulafono American Samoa (2003 - 2013 )
Gov. Tauese P. F. Sunia American Samoa (1997 - 2003 )
Gov. A.P. Lutali American Samoa (1985 - 1989 )
(1993 - 1997 )
Gov. Peter Tali Coleman American Samoa (1978 - 1985 )
(1989 - 1993 )
Gov. Hyrum Rex Lee American Samoa (1977 - 1978 )
Federally-Appointed Civilian
Gov. Frank Elliott Barnett American Samoa (1976 - 1977 )