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Joseph Flores

Born: Aug 12, 1900

Death: Dec 18, 1981

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Joseph Flores

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1900
Date of Death : Dec 18, 1981
Birth Place : United States of America

Joseph F. Flores was the fourth civilian appointed Governor of Guam, and was the first Chamorro to hold the office. He also founded the island's first locally owned newspaper, the Guam Daily News, which was the only local newspaper until 1966. He enjoyed success running many publications before being appointed Governor by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960. As Governor, Flores pushed for increased self-governance in Guam, resigning in 1961. After his Governorship, Flores founded other businesses and became involved in numerous community organizations. He was a Knight of St. Sylvester.


  • Politician
  • Newspaper publisher
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