High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Location of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (bordered in red) in the Pacific Ocean.
Map of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in 1961.
The seal of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and its High Commissioner.

The High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands was an official who ruled the American Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, a United Nations trusteeship in the Pacific Ocean under the administration of the United States, between 1947 and 1994. The territory consisted of islands captured by America during World War II, prior to which they had been part of the Empire of Japan as the South Pacific Mandate. After World War II, the United Nations placed the territory under the United States trusteeship as the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. The islands are now part of Palau, Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Marshall Islands.

List

The following is a list of the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, as well as their predecessors during the American occupation of the territory between 1944 and 1947.

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Notes
United States Navy control
March 1944 to 19 June 1944 Admiral John H. Hoover.jpg John H. Hoover, Military Governor
19 June 1944 to 24 November 1945 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz portrait.jpg Chester W. Nimitz, Military Governor
24 November 1945 to 3 February 1946 Ray Spruance.jpg Raymond A. Spruance, Military Governor
3 February 1946 to 28 February 1947 John H. Towers.jpg John H. Towers, Military Governor
28 February 1947 to 18 July 1947 Louis E. Denfeld.jpg Louis E. Denfeld, Military Governor
Trust Territory
18 July 1947 to 17 April 1948 Louis E. Denfeld.jpg Louis E. Denfeld, High Commissioner
17 April 1948 to 1 May 1949 Adm ramsey.jpg DeWitt Clinton Ramsey, High Commissioner
1 May 1949 to 6 January 1951 ADM Arthur Radford.JPG Arthur W. Radford, High Commissioner
6 January 1951 to 11 February 1953 Elbert Thomas.jpg Elbert D. Thomas, High Commissioner
13 March 1953 to 1 September 1954 No image.svg Frank E. Midkiff, High Commissioner
1 September 1954 to 1 May 1961 Delmas Henry Nucker.jpg Delmas H. Nucker, High Commissioner Acting to November 1956
1 May 1961 to 27 May 1966 Maurice Wilfred Goding.jpg Maurice W. Goding, High Commissioner
27 May 1966 to 1 May 1969 No image.svg William R. Norwood, High Commissioner Acting to 1 August 1966
1 May 1969 to 1 July 1976 Edward Elliott Johnston.jpg Edward E. Johnston, High Commissioner
1 July 1976 to 9 July 1977 Peter Tali Coleman.jpg Peter Tali Coleman, acting High Commissioner
9 July 1977 to 1981 Adrian P. Winkel.jpg Adrian P. Winkel, High Commissioner
December 1981 to 10 July 1987 No image.svg Janet J. McCoy, High Commissioner
Office of Transition
3 November 1986 to 30 September 1991 No image.svg Charles D. Jordan, Director

Palau

See also

External links

  • World Statesmen – Micronesia (Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands)

References


Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=High_Commissioner_of_the_Trust_Territory_of_the_Pacific_Islands&oldid=828538712"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Commissioner_of_the_Trust_Territory_of_the_Pacific_Islands
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA