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Samuel Canan

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Samuel Canan

Samuel Wakefield Canan (June 7, 1898 – March 1964) was a United States Navy officer, and the 34th Governor of American Samoa. Canan was born on June 7, 1898 in Altoona, Pennsylvania.[1] He was admitted to the United States Naval Academy on June 24, 1916 out of Pennsylvania.[2] He succeeded Ralph Hungerford as governor in 1945, filling the position for only eight days, from September 3, 1945 to September 10, 1945.[3]


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