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SUNIA, Fofó I. F. (1937-)

SUNIA, FOFÓ I. F., a Delegate from American Samoa; born in Fagasá, Pago Pago, American Samoa, March 13, 1937; attended the public schools in Samoa; B.A., University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1960; administrative officer, Samoan affairs-liaison functions for Governor, translator, interpreter, 1961-1966; election commissioner, American Samoa, 1962-1970; founder, Samoan News, 1964; director, tourism for Government of American Samoa, 1966-1972; senator, legislature of American Samoa, 1970-1978; president and chairman, American Samoan Development Corporation, 1965-1971; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on September 6, 1988 (January 3, 1981-September 6, 1988); is a resident of Pago Pago, American Samoa.

  • Sunia, Fofó Iosefa Fiti. The Story of the Legislature of American Samoa. American Samoa: Legislature of American Samoa, 1988.
  • "Fofó I.F. Sunia" in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress, 1900-2017. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Publishing Office, 2018.