Nathan Post

Nathan Woodworth Post
10th Governor of American Samoa
In office
October 2, 1914 – December 16, 1914
Preceded by Clark Daniel Stearns
Succeeded by Charles Armijo Woodruff
8th Governor of American Samoa
In office
March 14, 1913 – July 13, 1914
Preceded by William Michael Crose
Succeeded by Clark Daniel Stearns
Personal details
Born August 3, 1881
Fonda, Iowa
Died May 30, 1938(1938-05-30) (aged 56)
Alma mater United States Naval Academy
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy Seal United States Navy
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Captain
Commands USS Detroit

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.

Life[]

Post was born in Fonda, Iowa on August 3, 1881.[1] His son was Nathan Topliff Post, a United States Marine Corps World War II ace.[2]

Naval career[]

Post was appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Nebraska in 1900.[3] He graduated in 1904, and served two years as a midshipman at sea before receiving his commission.[4]

As an ensign, Post served on USS Louisiana.[5] Post served as the personnel officer of the 12th Naval District.[6] In 1910, he was in charge of the Naval Recruiting Station in Omaha, Nebraska.[7] He was made a commander in 1916.[8] In 1922 he was placed in command of USS Farragut in San Diego, California. In 1931, he was placed in command of USS Detroit.[9]

Governorship[]

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.[1]

References[]

  1. ^ a b "Lieutenant Nathan Woodworth Post". Governors. Government of American Samoa. 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Irene Coghlan a Bride: San Francisco Girl Married in Rutland to Lieut. N. T. Post". The New York Times. New York City. The New York Times Company. 6 January 1940. p. 31.
  3. ^ List and Station of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States: And of the Marine Corps, on the Active List, and Officers on the Retired List Employed on Active Duty. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 1898. p. 44. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Blackburn, Morgan, and Post Get Their Commissions". Omaha World-Herald. XLI (148). Omaha, Nebraska. 25 February 1906. p. 3.
  5. ^ "USS Louisiana". Paradise of the Pacific. 19-22: 23. 1906. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  6. ^ "City Club to Hear Hawaiian Educator". Berkeley Daily Gazette. Berkeley, California. 13 July 1934. p. 3. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Lieutenants". United States Congressional Series Set. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office (6220): 34. 1912. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  8. ^ Official U.S. Bulletin. 1. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 1917. p. 7. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  9. ^ "13 Captains Assigned to Commands Afloat". The New York Times. New York City. The New York Times Company. 12 February 1931. p. 44.