Dr. Victor T. Tofaeono was elected as the State Chairman from American Samoa in August of 2011. He was born July 8, 1938 as Victor T. Williams, was raised and educated in American Samoa. He attended Eastern Illinois University, received a BS degree in 1960. He received a Masters Degree from the University of Illinois in 1962. He attended Boston University School of Medicine, receiving his MD in 1966.
He completed a surgical residency at the California Hospital Medical Center and the City of Hope Medical Center in 1971. He was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1972. He returned to Samoa, was Chief Surgeon until 1978.
He entered the United States Air Force in August, 1978 and was Chief Surgeon at Nellis Air Force Base Hospital,Nevada (1978-1981), was promoted from Major to Lt. Colonel. Left USAF for private practice in Las Vegas, Nv and practiced there until 2000.
He was Chief Surgeon at Desert Springs Hospital, Sunrise Hospital, Valley Hospital and North Las Vegas Hospital during the span from 1981 to 2000. He specialized in breast cancer surgery as owner of the Breast Center of Nevada , Las Vegas,NV. He returned to American Samoa in 2000 as Chief of Surgery. He retired August, 2008 but stays active as a member of the American Samoan Cancer coalition.
He is father of 6, grandfather of 12 . He lives with his wife and youngest son Vaatausili in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He has been a Republican for most of his adult life and is currently the Chairman of the American Samoan Republican Party. His hobbies are gardening, playing the trumpet and piano and singing, and likes reading and watching Turner Classic Movies.