Malietoa Tanumafili II

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Malietoa Tanumafili II

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Tanumafili on Sāmoan Independence Day,
1 January 1962
O le Ao o le Malo of Samoa
In office
1 January 1962 – 11 May 2007
Serving with Tupua Tamasese Meaʻole until 5 April 1963
Prime Minister
Preceded byOffice Established
(John Bird Wright as High Commissioner)
Succeeded byTupua Tamasese Tupuola Tufuga Efi
Malietoa
Tenure
7 January 1940 – 11 May 2007
Preceded byMalietoa Tanumafili I
Succeeded byMalietoa Molī
Personal details
Born(1913-01-04)4 January 1913
Samoa
Died11 May 2007(2007-05-11) (aged 94)
Apia, Samoa
Cause of deathHeart attack caused by pneumonia
Resting placeMulinu'u
Spouse(s)Le Afioga i le Masiofo, Lili Tunu
Children11
ParentsMalietoa Tanumafili I and Momoe Lupeuluiva Meleisea

Malietoa Tanumafili II GCMG CBE (4 January 1913 – 11 May 2007), addressed Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II, was the Malietoa[1] and the head of state, or O le Ao o le Malo of Samoa from 1962 to 2007. He was co-head of state in 1962 with the tama-a-'aiga Tupua Tamasese Mea'ole.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Malietoa Tanumafili II (Obituary)". The Economist. The Economist print edition. 24 May 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2007.