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Stephen Victor Graham

Stephen Victor Graham
18th Governor of American Samoa
In office
September 9, 1927 – August 2, 1929
Preceded by Henry Francis Bryan
Succeeded by Gatewood Sanders Lincoln
Personal details
Born March 4, 1874
Cass County, Michigan
Died September 2, 1955
Alma mater United States Naval Academy
Occupation Naval officer
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands USS Cincinnati
USS Finland

Stephen Victor Graham (March 4, 1874 – September 2, 1955) was a United States Naval Rear Admiral and the 18th Governor of American Samoa from September 9, 1927 to August 2, 1929. Graham attended the United States Naval Academy and served on numerous ships before being posted to the governorship. As governor, he established the Bank of American Samoa and reworked Samoan fiscal law. After his governorship, he worked at the Naval Academy as the head of the Modern Languages department.


Early life

Graham was born on March 4, 1874 in Cass County, Michigan.[1]

Naval career

Graham was appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Michigan on May 19, 1890. He graduated July 1, 1896, and received the rank of Lieutenant (junior grade) on July 1, 1899. He served on the USS Cincinnati, USS Adams, USS Saratoga, and the USS Rainbow.[2] Later in his career, as a Lieutenant commander, Graham headed the Department of Modern Languages at the United States Naval Academy.[3] After retiring, Graham was awarded the rank of Rear admiral on March 3, 1931.[1]


On September 9, 1927, Graham became governor. While in office, Graham established the Bank of American Samoa and amended current fiscal laws for the island. He ceded the post to Gatewood Sanders Lincoln on August 2, 1929.[4]



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