Eni Faleomavaega, American Samoan politician and attorney, Died at 75

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Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin Faleomavaega, Jr. was born on August 15, 1943, in Vailoatai Village, American Samoa and died on February 22, 2017.

He was an American Samoan politician.

Eni Faleomavaega served as the territory’s lieutenant governor and congressional delegate.

Eni Faleomavaega grew up in Oahu, Hawaii.

Eni Faleomavaega graduated from Kahuku High School and attended Brigham Young University-Hawaii, where he earned his associate degree.

Then after a transfer to Brigham Young University’s main campus in Utah and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Eni Faleomavaega attended the University of Houston Law Center and the UC-Berkeley, earning his Juris Doctor and Master of Law degrees.

Faleomavaega served in the United States Army from 1966–69, and as an officer in the United States Army Reserve from 1982 to 1989.

Faleomavaega served in the Vietnam War and left the military with the rank of captain.

Faleomavaega and his wife were active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Faleomavaega had complications from what he said are from his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, that may have contributed to his 2014 election defeat.

Eni Faleomavaega passed away at 75 years old.

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