Fofó Iosefa Fiti Sunia

Fofó Iosefa Fiti Samaya ( born March 13, 1937 in Pago Pago ) is a politician of the Democratic Party of the United States. Between 1981 and 1988 he was the official non-voting delegate to the U.S. foreign territory American Samoa House of Representatives of the United States.


Fofó Samaya attended the common schools and then studied until 1960 at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Then he held in his home several governmental and administrative offices. From 1961 to 1966 he was a translator on the staff of the governor. He was also a 1962-1970 election agent in American Samoa. In 1964 he founded the newspaper Samoan News. Between 1966 and 1972 he was Minister of Tourism of his homeland. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. From 1970 to 1978 he was a member of the Senate of American Samoa. In addition, he was 1965-1971 and president of the American Samoan Development Corporation.

In the congressional elections of 1980, The Samaya as the first official congress delegate for American Samoa in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC was chosen, where he took up his new mandate on January 3, 1981. After three re- elections he could remain until his resignation on 6 September 1988 at the Congress. His resignation came after he had been indicted for financial inconsistencies; Eni Faleomavaega successor. Today he lives in his birthplace of Pago Pago.