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This article lists the colonial governors of Samoa or Western Samoa, from the establishment of German Samoa in 1900 until the independence of the Western Samoa Trust Territory in 1962
- 1 List
- 2 See also
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office
|In 1900, according to the Tripartite Convention and following the Second Samoan Civil War, the Samoan Islands were annexed by the German Empire, except for the part that is to become American Samoa|
Wilhelm II, the German Emperor, is styled "Tupu Sili o Samoa" "Paramount King of Samoa"
|Governors of German Samoa 1900–1914|
|1 March 1900 to 19 December 1911||Wilhelm Heinrich Solf||Afterwards served as the Secretary of State in the Reichskolonialamt, from 1911 to 1918|
|19 December 1911 to 29 August 1914||Erich Schultz-Ewerth||Acting to 19 June 1912|
|In 1914, as part of the Asian and Pacific theatre of World War I, an expeditionary force from the Dominion of New Zealand called the Samoa Expeditionary Force SEF captured and occupied the territory In 1920, the territory was turned into a League of Nations mandate, administered by New Zealand In 1946, the mandate was reformed as a United Nations trust territory and continued to be administered by New Zealand|
|Administrators of Western Samoa 1914–1948|
|29 August 1914 to 28 January 1919||Colonel Robert Logan|
|28 January 1919 to 16 March 1923||Colonel Robert Ward Tate|
|16 March 1923 to 8 April 1928||George Spafford Richardson||From 3 June 1925, Sir George Spafford Richardson|
|5 May 1928 to 3 April 1931||Stephen Shepherd Allen|
|18 April 1931 to 1935||Herbert Ernest Hart|
|25 July 1935 to 1946||Alfred Clarke Turnbull||From 1942, Sir Alfred Clarke Turnbull; acting to 1943|
|1946 to 10 March 1948||Francis William Voelcker|
|High Commissioners of Western Samoa 1948–1961|
|10 March 1948 to 1949||Francis William Voelcker|
|March 1949 to February 1960||Guy Richardson Powles|
|February 1960 to 31 December 1961||John Bird Wright||Acting to June 1960|
On 1 January 1962, Western Samoa achieved independence following the passage of the 1961 referendum For a list of heads of state after independence, see O le Ao o le Malo
- Politics of Samoa
- O le Ao o le Malo
- Prime Minister of Samoa
- Lists of Incumbents
- New Zealand–Samoa relations
- ^ Ryden, The Foreign Policy of the United States in Relation to Samoa, p 574; Great Britain vacated all claims to Samoa and accepted as quid pro quo termination of German rights in Tonga and certain areas in the Solomon Islands and in West Africa
- Rulersorg: Samoa
- World Statesmenorg: Samoa
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