Knoxville, TENNESSEE — Frank Barnett, the former governor of American Samoa and Knoxville native, was always looking for the next adventure, according to his obituary.
"Frank led an amazing life believing there was no excuse for being bored," it reads. "He traveled all 50 states, 5 U.S. territories and 47 foreign countries."
Mr. Barnett, 82, died on Friday.
A 1950 graduate of Knoxville High School, Mr. Barnett attended the University of Tennessee, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated from UT's law school in 1959. During his time at UT, he was captain of the swim team.