American Samoa Senate

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American Samoa Senate
American Samoa Fono
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Term limits
FoundedOctober 26, 1948 (1948-10-26)
President of the Senate
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Political groups
Length of term
4 years
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The American Samoa Senate is the upper house of the American Samoa Fono. The Senate, like the lower House of Representatives, is a nonpartisan body. It is composed of 18 senators, serving a four-year term.

List of Senators[edit]

  • Nuanuaolefeagaiga T. Saoluaga, Manu'a District 1,
  • Misaalefua J. Hudson, Manu'a District 2,
  • Tauaa S. Vaouli, Saole District
  • Gaoteote Palaie Tofau, Vaifanua District, President of the Senate
  • Faamausili Mau Mau Jr, Sua District
  • Muagututi'a M.T. Tauoa, Sua District
  • Tilo Vasaga Tilo, Maoputasi District
  • Tuaolo Fruean, Maoputasi District
  • Fano Frank Shimasaki, Maoputasi District
  • Alo Fa'auuga, Itu'au District
  • Levu Solaita Levu Jr., Itu'au District
  • Magalei Logovi'i, Tualauta District
  • Fonoti Tafaifa Aufata, Tualauta District
  • Tuiagamoa T. Tavai, Leasina/Aitulagi District
  • Satele Galu Satele, Tualatai District
  • Faivae Alex Godinet, Fofo District
  • Paepae Iosefa Faiai, Alataua District

Former senators[edit]


The American Samoa Senate is the only legislature of its kind in the entire United States, both state and territorial, that is not directly elected by the voting population. Instead, the Senate's voting franchise is strictly limited to the various chiefs of the islands.[6]

2004 Legislative elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 2 November 2004 American Samoa Senate election results
Parties Senators
Senators elected by local chiefs 18
Total (turnout %) 18

Past composition of the Senate[edit]


  1. ^ The Legislature of the Territory of American Samoa, The 16th Legislature 4th Regular Session, Senate Concurrent Resolution (S.C.R.) No. 91, July 25, 1980.
  2. ^ Military Times Hall of Valor
  3. ^ Uli, Teddy (Founder & President of Polynesian Legal Social Services Corp., Uli Solomona and Manatua Tilo's youngest son.)
  4. ^ Modzelewski, Joe. "Uli's Eulogy." The Miami News 27 August 1980: 1C. Print.
  5. ^ Sagapolutele, Fili. "Senator Seui passes away". Samoa News. 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  6. ^ "american samoa". american samoa. Retrieved 2017-02-07.

Coordinates: 14°16′42″S 170°41′20″W / 14.2782°S 170.6890°W / -14.2782; -170.6890