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Former State Governors

1959-1966 William Allen Egan Democrat Born at Valdez, October 8, 1914. Died May 6, 1984.
1966-1969 Walter Joseph "Wally" Hickel Republican Born at Ellinwood, Kansas, August 18, 1919.
1969-1970 Keith Harvey Miller Republican Born at Seattle, Washington, March 1, 1925.
1970-1974 William Allen Egan Democrat Re-elected after four years out of office - Born at Valdez, October 8, 1914. Died May 6, 1984.
1974-1982 Jay Sterner Hammond Republican Born at Troy, New York, July 21, 1922.
1982-1986 William Jennings "Bill" Sheffield Democrat Born in Spokane, Washington, June 26, 1928.
1986-1990 Steve Camberling Cowper Democrat Born August 21, 1938.
1990-1994 Walter Joseph "Wally" Hickel Alaskan Independence Born in Ellinwood, Kansas, August 18, 1919.
1994-2002 Tony Knowles Democrat Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, January 1, 1943. Mayor of Anchorage, 1982-1987.
2002-2006 Frank H. Murkowski Republican Born March 28, 1933, in Seattle, Washington and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska. Served in U.S. Senate for 22 years begining in 1980.
2006-2009 Sarah Louise Palen Republican Born February 11, 1964, in Sandpoint, Idaho. Moved to Alaska as an infant and grew up in Wasilla. Resigned, effective July 26, 2009, citing ethics investigations as detrimental to the state


Source:, (, April 7, 2004


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