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John Morse Haydon


John Morse Haydon

John Haydon
Governor of American Samoa
In office
August 1, 1969 – October 14, 1974
Preceded by Owen Aspinall
Succeeded by Frank Mockler
Personal details
Born (1920-01-27)January 27, 1920
Billings, Montana, U.S.
Died April 18, 1991(1991-04-18) (aged 71)
Olympia, Washington, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Washington, Seattle
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Rank First Lieutenant
Battles/wars World War II

John Morse Haydon (January 27, 1920 – April 18, 1991) was the governor of the American Samoa from 1969 to 1974. Haydon attended the University of Washington. He served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force during World War II and flew 35 combat missions over Germany. Haydon was commissioner of the Seattle Port Commission from 1960 to 1969, and president in 1963, 1968, and 1969. He was a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Fisheries from 1965 to 1967, and on Commerce and Economic Development from 1965-69. On August 1, 1969, he was appointed Governor of American Samoa by the Interior Secretary and he served until October 1974.

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Preceded by
Owen Stuart Aspinall
Governor of American Samoa
Succeeded by
Frank C. Mockler
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