Edward Stanley Kellogg
|16th Governor of American Samoa|
September 4, 1923 –March 17, 1925
|Preceded by||Edwin Taylor Pollock|
|Succeeded by||Henry Francis Bryan|
|Born||August 20, 1870|
Morrisania, Bronx, New York City, New York
|Died||January 8, 1948 77) (aged|
National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland
|Alma mater||United States Naval Academy|
|Years of service||1892–1920, 1923–1925|
Edward Stanley Kellogg (August 20, 1870 – January 8, 1948) was a United States Navy Captain who served as the 16th Governor of American Samoa. Kellogg graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1892 and joined the Naval Engineer Corps. He served as an assistant engineer on numerous ships and participated in the Spanish–American War. He retired in 1920, and became governor three years later, making him only one of two Naval Governors of American Samoa to hold the office following retirement from the service. As Governor, Kellogg asserted the authority of the United States over the tribal chiefs of the islands. He removed the title of Tu'i Manu'a from Chris Young, claiming it implied king-like authority over the people of American Samoa. He also removed Chief Tui Manu'a from power, resulting in widespread protest among the islands' people. Kellogg died at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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