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Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin Faleomavaega, Jr. was born August 15, 1943 in Vailoatai Village, American Samoa and is the Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from American Samoa. He is married to Hinanui Bambridge Cave of Papeete, Tahiti and they have five children and two grandchildren.

Faleomavaega earned from Brigham Young University a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science/History in 1966. He received his Juris Doctor (JD) in 1972 from the University of Houston Law School, Texas and in 1973 a Master of Law (LLM) from the University of California - Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.

He served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969, and as an officer in the United States Army Reserve from 1982 to 1989.

Faleomavaega served as the administrative assistant to the American Samoa Delegate (1973-1975), as staff counsel for the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs (1975-1981), as Deputy Attorney General for the territory of American Samoa (1981-1984), and as Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa (1985-1989). He was elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives, serving from January 3, 1989 to the present.

He has published Navigating the Future: A Samoan Perspective in U.S.-Pacific Relations (KIN Publications, 1995).

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