Jesse Wallace

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Jesse Rink Wallace
Jesse Wallace.jpg
Wallace on November 16, 1946 at a meeting with President Harry Truman
29th Governor of American Samoa
In office
July 30, 1940 – August 8, 1940
Preceded byEdward Hanson
Succeeded byLaurence Wild
Personal details
Born(1899-07-17)July 17, 1899
Beardstown, Illinois
DiedJanuary 29, 1961(1961-01-29) (aged 61)
United States
Resting placeUnited States Naval Academy Cemetery
Alma materUnited States Naval Academy
OccupationNaval officer
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy Seal United States Navy
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Captain

Jesse Rink Wallace (July 17, 1899 – January 29, 1961) was a United States Navy Captain and the 29th (27th unique) Governor of American Samoa. He served as governor for a period of only ten days from July 30, 1940 to August 8, 1940.[1] Wallace was born in Beardstown, Illinois on July 17, 1899.[2] On June 20, 1918, Wallace was appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Illinois.[3] After his brief time as governor, Wallace became the chief of staff of the U.S. Naval Academy from 1946 to 1949. He later became chief of staff to the commandant of the Ninth Naval District.[4] Wallace retired in 1952 and died on January 29, 1961; he was buried at the United States Naval Academy Cemetery.[5]


  1. ^ Sorensen, Stan (11 August 2006). "Historical Notes" (PDF). Tapuitea. Government of American Samoa. I (20): 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  2. ^ Sorensen, Stan; Joseph Theroux (2007). "The Samoan Historical Calendar 1606-2007" (PDF). Government of American Samoa. p. 180. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  3. ^ Annual Register of the U.S. Naval Academy. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 1919. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  4. ^ Nothelfer, Sarah (5 March 2010). "Saginaw Bygone Days for March 5". Booth Newspapers. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  5. ^ "United States Naval Academy Cemetery & Columbarium". Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Academy. 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010.