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Doloris Coulter Cogan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824830892

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824830892.001.0001

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Skinner Becomes First Civilian Governor

Skinner Becomes First Civilian Governor

(p.162) Chapter 14 Skinner Becomes First Civilian Governor
We Fought the Navy and Won

Doloris Coulter Cogan

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter details the appointment of Carlton Skinner as Governor of Guam on September 3, 1949. Skinner was born in California in 1913 and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1934. On active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard from 1941 to 1945, Skinner received his permanent appointment as Lieutenant Commander USCG Reserve, on August 1, 1943. Upon discharge from military service, he joined the Department of the Interior as special assistant to Secretary Krug and Director of Information. In an interview with Guam Echo Skinner said that he felt organic legislation for Guam was most important and that he would do everything possible to bring it about. Skinner and his family left Washington on September 14 by ship expecting to arrive in Guam and take the oath of office about September 27.

Keywords:   Carlton Skinner, Guam, governor

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