|36th Governor of American Samoa|
April 22, 1947 – June 15, 1949
|Preceded by||Harold Houser|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Francis Darden, Jr.|
August 28, 1899|
June 17, 1967 (aged 67)|
El Camino Hospital, Los Altos, California
|Alma mater||United States Naval Academy|
Legion of Merit|
Navy Commendation Medal
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Commands||USS Livermore (DD-429)|
World War I|
World War II
Vernon Huber (August 28, 1899 – June 17, 1967) was a United States Navy Rear admiral, and the 36th Governor of American Samoa from April 22, 1947 to June 15, 1949. He was born in Philadelphia, Illinois, and was appointed to the United States Naval Academy from that state. He served as the first commanding officer of the USS Livermore (DD-429) upon its launch in 1940. After his appointment, he advocated the diversification of the American Samoan economy. He also helped to increase the level American Samoan self-government, and was the first governor to serve alongside a Samoan legislature, the American Samoa Fono.
Huber was born on August 28, 1899 in Philadelphia, Illinois to parents Herbert Oliver and Nelle Davis Huber. On December 27, 1927, he married Ida Brown. Upon arriving at the El Camino Hospital in Los Altos, California on June 16, 1967, Huber was pronounced dead.
During his term, the Samoans moved towards greater self-government. Under Huber's encouragement, the legislature of the territory, the American Samoa Fono, convened for the first time. As governor, Huber maintained certain powers over the legislature, including the power of veto. This reversed the previous position of Governor Otto Dowling, who had claimed an act of the United States Congress would be required to form a legislature. He ceded the office to Thomas Francis Darden, Jr. on June 15, 1949.