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Clark Stearns papers


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ID: ASM0430

Creator: Stearns, Clark Daniel (1870-)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Typescripts

Languages: English

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The Clark Stearns Collection contains an undated, unpublished typescript by Clark Daniel Stearns, U.S. Naval Officer and former Governor of the American Samoa. The typescript is titled American Samoa.

Biographical Note

Clark Daniel Stearns (b. 1870) was born in now Miami-Dade County, Fla. Stearns was a U.S. Navy officer, and later Governor of American Samoa. In 1921, he was relieved of duty as commander of the U.S. Navy ship Michigan, for allowing the men under his command to organize committees. In 1923, he was chief of emergency relief work following an earthquake in Japan, and received a medal from the Japanese Red Cross; after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, he sent the medal back to Japan. His burial location is unknown.

Subject/Index Terms

American Samoa - Description and travel
American Samoa - History
American Samoa. Governor
Stearns, Clark Daniel, 1870-

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Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Clark Stearns Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Preferred Citation: Clark Stearns Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

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