Amer­i­can Samoa’s long­est serv­ing U.S. House del­e­gate dies

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Amer­i­can Samoa’s longest­serv­ing non-vot­ing del­e­gate to the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Eni H. Fa­le­o­mavaega, has died. He was 73.

His sis­ter-in-law, Therese Hunkin, didn’t dis­close how the for­mer 13-term del­e­gate died Wed­nes­day but said he was at his home in Provo, Utah.

“He passed away peace­fully at his home sur­rounded by fam­ily and a few close friends,’’ Hunkin said in a brief phone in­ter­view from Provo.

The House del­e­gate for Amer­i­can Samoa, which is a U.S. territory about 2,300 miles south of Hawaii, can vote in com­mit­tee but not on the House floor. Fa­le­o­mavaega, a Demo­crat, be­came a con­gres­sional del­e­gate in 1989 and held the po­si­tion for 13 con­sec­u­tive terms.

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