Nathan Woodworth Post
|10th Governor of American Samoa|
October 2, 1914 – December 16, 1914
|Preceded by||Clark Daniel Stearns|
|Succeeded by||Charles Armijo Woodruff|
|8th Governor of American Samoa|
March 14, 1913 – July 13, 1914
|Preceded by||William Michael Crose|
|Succeeded by||Clark Daniel Stearns|
|Born||August 3, 1881|
|Died||May 30, 1938(aged 56)|
|Alma mater||United States Naval Academy|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
Nathan Woodworth Post (August 3, 1881 – May 30, 1938) was the 8th and 10th Governor of American Samoa. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904, and commanded USS Detroit and the Naval Recruiting Station in Omaha, Nebraska. He served two terms as governor: from March 14 to July 14, 1913 and from October 2 to December 16, 1914. He is the first American Samoan governor to serve to two non-consecutive terms.
As an ensign, Post served on USS Louisiana. Post served as the personnel officer of the 12th Naval District. In 1910, he was in charge of the Naval Recruiting Station in Omaha, Nebraska. He was made a commander in 1916. In 1922 he was placed in command of USS Farragut in San Diego, California. In 1931, he was placed in command of USS Detroit.
Post relieved William Michael Crose of the governorship on March 14, 1913, serving until July 14 of the same year. He served a second term from October 2 to December 16, 1914. This made him the first Governor of American Samoa to serve exactly two non-consecutive terms; the only other ever to do so was Gatewood Lincoln.