John Martin Poyer

John Martin Poyer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Martin Poyer (1861 - May 12, 1922) was the twelfth Naval Governor of American Samoa, from March 1, 1915 to June 10, 1919. He held the longest term of any American Samoan Governor. A Naval Academy graduate, Poyer served in numerous positions and retired in 1906 on account of failing health; however, the Navy called him back to service in 1915 to serve as Governor. During the 1918 flu pandemic, Poyer quarantined the territory to stop the spread of the pandemic to American Samoa. Because of his actions, no deaths occurred in American Samoa, and he received the Navy Cross. Upon his final retirement, Poyer had reached the rank of Commander.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136734044
  • 9786136734040