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Lemanu Palepoi Sialegā Mauga
Mauga in 2014
|8th Governor of American Samoa|
January 3, 2021
|Preceded by||Lolo Matalasi Moliga|
|9th Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa|
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2021
|Governor||Lolo Matalasi Moliga|
|Preceded by||Faoa Aitofele Sunia|
|Succeeded by||Salo Ale|
January 1, 1949 |
Nu'uuli, American Samoa, U.S.
(m. 1988; died 2016)
|Education||American Samoa Community
University of Hawaii, Manoa
San Diego State University
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|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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