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Thomas Benjamin Fitzpatrick

Thomas Benjamin Fitzpatrick
26th Governor of American Samoa
In office
January 15, 1936 – January 20, 1936
Preceded by Otto Carl Dowling
Succeeded by MacGillivray Milne
Personal details
Born 1896
Died 1974
Occupation Naval officer
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Commander
Commands USS Zeilin (APA-3)

Thomas Benjamin Fitzpatrick (1896 – 1974) was a United States Navy Commander[1] and the 26th Governor of American Samoa for a brief time from January 15, 1936 to January 20, 1936. During World War II, Fitzpatrick commanded the USS Zeilin, which landed troops and sustained damage during the Battle of Tarawa.[2]


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