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Lemanu Palepoi Sialegā Mauga
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Mauga in 2014
8th Governor of American Samoa
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Lieutenant Salo Ale
Preceded by Lolo Matalasi Moliga
9th Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2021
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Preceded by Faoa Aitofele Sunia
Succeeded by Salo Ale
Personal details
Born (1949-01-01) January 1, 1949 (age 74)
Nu'uuli, American Samoa, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Pohakalani Mauga
(m. 1988; died 2016)

Ella Failautusi
(m. 2018)
Education American Samoa Community
University of Hawaii, Manoa
San Diego State University
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Rank Major
Battles/wars Persian Gulf War

Lemanu Palepoi Sialegā Mauga (born January 1, 1949) is an American Samoan politician and the 8th governor of American Samoa since January 3, 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, Mauga served as a senator in the American Samoa Senate, where he became the chairman of both the Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

Early life and education

Mauga was born in Nu'uuli, American Samoa. After attending the American Samoa Community College, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He received a master's degree in public administration from San Diego State University on July 30, 2012, a graduation ceremony held at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium in American Samoa.


Mauga served in the U.S. military for more than 20 years, including the Persian Gulf War, before he retired with the rank of major. Following his retirement, Mauga became the director of Army Instructions and continued to work with American Samoa's JROTC.

Mauga also became the chief property manager for the Government of American Samoa's office of property management. He became an American Samoan Senator in 2009.

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