Samoa / Malietoa Tanumafili II

Samoa - Malietoa Tanumafili II (5 April 1963 - 11 May 2007)

When Samoa became independent on January 1, 1962, two of the four paramount chiefs (Tama a 'Aiga) - Tanumafili II and Meaʻole - were jointly named to the office for life by the 1960 Constitution. Each represented, respectively, the Malietoa and Tupua Tamasese, the "two of the four main family lineages" of Samoa.

They were jointly known as O Ao o le Malo and individually as O le Ao o le Malo. Mea'ole died a year later in 1963, leaving Tanumafili as the sole holder of the office until his death in 2007, aged 94.

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Malietoa Tanumafili II: Details
CountrySamoa
From5 April 1963
To11 May 2007
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