Congress of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

The Congress of Micronesia was a bicameral legislature in Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1964 to 1979.

Congress of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Type
Type
History
Founded1964
Disbanded1979
Structure
Length of term
4 years
Meeting place
Saipan

It was established as the legislative body in Micronesia on 28 September 1964, when the US Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, issued order no. 2882.[1] There was previously Territorial Advisory Council, created by the High Commissioner Delmas H. Nucker in 1956, which could be considered a predecessor of the Congress of Micronesia.[2]

There were three elections for the members of the Congress of Micronesia during its lifetime.

Presidents of the upper chamberEdit

The upper chamber of Congress of Micronesia was called House of Delegates, and later Senate.

Name Took office Left office District Notes
John O. Ngiraked July 1965 July 1965 Palau [3]
Tosiwo Nakayama July 1965 1967 Truk [4]
John O. Ngiraked 1967 1969 Palau [5]
Amata Kabua 1969 Jan 1973 Marshall Islands [6]
Tosiwo Nakayama Jan 1973 May 1979 Truk [7]

Speakers of the lower chamberEdit

The lower chamber of Congress of Micronesia was called House of Representatives.

Name Took office Left office District Notes
Dwight Heine July 1965 1966 Marshall Islands [3]
Bethwel Henry 1966 May 1979 Ponape [8][7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands". Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Office of United Nations Political Affairs. January 1, 1964 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Guam Recorder: 52". www.pacificdigitallibrary.org.
  3. ^ a b Territory), Pacific Islands (Trust (1965). "Laws and Resolutions, Congress of Micronesia".
  4. ^ "001 19741000: 6". www.pacificdigitallibrary.org.
  5. ^ "001 19670500: 3". www.pacificdigitallibrary.org.
  6. ^ Lal, Brij V.; Fortune, Kate (2000). The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia. ISBN 9780824822651.
  7. ^ a b "Petition from Messrs., Tosiwo Nakayama, President of the Senate and Bethwel Henry, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Congress of Micronesia, concerning the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands transmitted to the President of the Trusteeship Council through the Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations". United Nations Digital Library System. January 9, 1979.
  8. ^ "001 19741000: 2". www.pacificdigitallibrary.org.