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How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

...appear to have an official way of counting governors and their terms.Since statehood in 1959, two men, Bill Egan and Wally Hickel, served non-consecutive terms. Three - Egan, Jay Hammond and Tony Knowles - served back-to-back terms.When...
Walker's opening choices are hard ones as the 11th governor of Alaska and its first not affiliated with a political party. Two governors, Bill Egan and Wally Hickel, each served separate, non-consecutive terms.Hickel, Walker's mentor, served his first term as a Republican...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Nov. 17, 2014

...graceful thing and acceded to the obvious: Bill Walker is Alaska's 13th state governor (12th, if you don't count Wally Hickel twice). Compare this to the U.S. Senate race, where Mark Begich has refused to concede despite trailing by a wider...
Walker ousts Parnell

...Valdez, is the first candidate unaffiliated with a party to be elected governor since statehood. Walker's mentor, Wally Hickel, served a term as governor with the Alaskan Independence Party, a recognized third party in the state, before going...
Walker interviews for cabinet positions for me (because of) who I will be joining as part of governors of this state," he said. "I knew Bill Egan, Wally Hickel and Jay Hammond."The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 1 at Centennial Hall in Juneau. There will be...
My Turn: Putting partisan poltics aside

...the very essence of the democratic process." Gov. Wally Hickel later reflected, "During the early days of Alaska...I will give the last word to my friend and mentor, Wally Hickel. I was with him when he spoke these words before the...
My Turn: History shows Walker and Mallott made the smart move

...and Democrat Bill Sheffield, giving Sheffield the win. The granddaddy of all third-party upsets came in 1990 when Wally Hickel, running under the Alaskan Independence Party ticket, won against Republican Arliss Sturgulewski and Democrat Tony...
Letter to the Editor: David vs. Goliath

...Eisenhower warned us that it was dangerous to let giant corporations have too much power. More recently, Jay Hammond, Wally Hickel and Sarah Palin stood up to the oil companies and put Alaska's interests first. Right now, all the powerful interests...
Sarah Palin endorses Joe Miller in Senate race

...reformer. Sullivan cited the late former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens as an inspiration, Treadwell, the late former Gov. Wally Hickel.Miller has spent much of the campaign painting his opponents as establishment types while casting himself as a "constitutional...
Miller says he'll back Alaska GOP Senate nominee

...Miller said Sarah Palin, who endorsed him during his unsuccessful 2010 Senate run but has been on the sidelines of this race. Sullivan said the late former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. Treadwell said the late former Alaska Gov. Wally Hickel.


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