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His Excellency Sonatane Tu'akinamolahi Taumoepeau Tupou

BORN : 14 MAR 1943, Nuku'alofa,Tongatapu,Tonga

FATHER : Samuela Ma'afu Vakautafefine Tupou [12 SEP 1913 - JAN 1996]
MOTHER : Lu'isa Ma'ume'afo'ou Taumoepeau [1917 - 24 NOV 1998]

PARTNER : Hon. 'Amelia Latuniua Ahome'e [1945 - 12 AUG 2007]

  1. Christian David Faha'ivalu Taumoepeau-Tupou
  2. Marcella Margaret Tupoumoheofo Taumoepeau-Tupou
  3. Odette 'Ainise Kilinalivoni Tupou'ahome'e Taumoepeau-Tupou
  4. Latasi Richard Toutoupau'u Taumoepeau-Tupou

8th Governor of Vava'u 2005/2009
Educated at primary schools in Nuku'lofa and Neiafu, Vava'u, and attended Newington College, Sydney, Australia 1953/1962, and at University of Hawai'i (B.Sc., Political Science); he joined the Tongan Civil Service in 1969 as an Assistant Secretar y in the Prime Minister's Office; commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the Tonga Defence Services in 1971; he served in various positions in both London and Tonga from 1973 until 1986 when he returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Secreta ry for Foreign Affairs; he served as Tongan Ambassador to the United Nations [xx.9.1999] - [2004]; Tonga's Ambassador to the United States; High Commissioner to Canada; 3rd Foreign Minister of Tonga [24.8.2004] - ; Minister of Defence [22.4.2005 ] -; Tonga's Permanent Representative to the United Nations [1.5.2009] - as well as Tongan Ambassador to the United States, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela, and Tongan High Commissioner to Canada.


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