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Hon. Vaea 'Alipate Halakilangi Tau'alupeoko Tupou

BORN : 15 MAY 1921
DIED : 7 JUN 2009, Houma,Tongatapu,Tonga

FATHER : Hon. Viliami Vilai Tupou [5 JUN 1898 - 14 DEC 1954]
MOTHER : Hon. Tupou Seini Manumatavai Vaea [21 FEB 1888 - 14 SEP 1973]

PARTNER : Hon. Tuputupukipulotu Lausi'i [1920 - ]
Union: 1952

  1. HRH Princess Heuifanga Nanasipau'u Vaea [8 MAR 1954 - ]
  2. Hon. Luseane Fakaola I Fanga Vaea
  3. Hon. 'Alipate Tu'ivanuavou Vaea [19 SEP 1957 - ]
  4. Hon. 'Amelia Luoluafetu'u Vaea



NOTES:
15th Vaea [16.5.1942] - [7.6.2009]; Baron Vaea of Houma [cr.1970] by HM the King of Tonga; educated in Tonga and at Wesley College, Auckland 1938/1941; served in the Royal New Zealand Armed Forces 1942/1945; Member of the Tonga Civil Service 1945/ 1953; A.D.C. to HM Queen Salote 1953/1958, Governor of Ha'apai 1960/1968; Commissioner and Consul in the U.K. 1969; First Tongan High Commissioner to London 1969/1972, 1st Minister for Labour, Commerce and Industries 1972/1991; Minister of Agricul ture and Forestry 1975/2000; acted as Deputy Prime Minister on numerous occasions, and as Minister of Education and Civil Aviation, and of Finance; 11th Prime Minister of Tonga 1991/2000.



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