Tuli Leāiato Information
Paramount Chief Tuli Leāiato
|Died||1983 (aged 65–66)|
|Occupation||Secretary of Samoan Affairs, American Samoan Paramount Chief|
|Known for||American Samoa Paramount Chief of Eastern Districts|
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Paramount Chief Tuli Leāiato (November 17, 1917 ā October 5, 1983) of Fagaāitua, was an American Fa'amatai leader and politician on the Islands of Tutuila, and Aunu'u in American Samoa. In addition to his Fa'a Samoa title he was sworn in on June 21, 1963, as the Secretary of Samoan Affairs under Governor H. Rex Lee. A letter written by Paramount Chief Tuli Le'ato on September 7, 1962, to President Kennedy is on permanent display in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. 
Immediately after Leāiato's death, the Le'iato title was passed on to his son (or nephew) Eteuati Tupua Le'iato, who is named on the List of Speakers of the American Samoa House of Representatives.
The royal title Le'iato is second only to King (Tui) of ManuŹ»a of American Samoa.
Tuli Le'iato is the ancestor to many prominent Samoan figures including multimedia activist and award-winning filmmaker Queen Muhammad Ali, and Oregon Duck's Football Linebacker Fotu T. Leiato II.   
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