Amata Coleman Radewagen

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Born:December 29, 1947 (age 70)
Career:American Samoa Delegate, 2015-present
Republican National Committee member, 1986-present
Orator of Pago Pago, 2012-present
White House Commissioner for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, 2001
State:American Samoa
Party:Republican
Education:B.A., University of Guam
Website:https://radewagen.house.gov/

Amata Coleman Radewagen (also known as Aumua Amata) is the delegate for the United States House of Representatives from American Samoa. She was elected on November 4, 2014 and began her tenure on January 3, 2015. In the 2016 elections, she received the highest number of votes in American Samoa history for an elective office.

Radewagen was born on December 29, 1947, in the village of Pago Pago. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Guam. Radewagen's father, Peter Tali Coleman, was the first popularly elected governor of American Samoa, and Radewagen holds the talking chief title of Aumua in Pago Pago.

Radewagen served on the staffs of U.S. Representative Phil Crane (Ill.) from 1997 to 1999, U.S. Representative J.C. Watts, Jr. (Okla.) from 1999 to 2003, and the House Republican Conference from 2003 to 2005. In 2001, she was appointed as the White House Commissioner for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) by President George W. Bush.

In addition to being a delegate, Radewagen has participated in missions to Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, and Morocco for the International Republican Institute and for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems.