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List of Alaska Governors

Recently Resigned Governor Sarah Palin (R) and her successor Governor Sean Parnell (R)

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Governors of Alaska

Alaska was admitted to the Union on January 3, 1959.

Governor

Date of Incumbency

Left Office

Political Party

Number of Terms

Notes

William A. Egan

January 3, 1959

December 5, 1966

Democrat

2

1st Governor of the State of Alaska

Walter J. Hickel

(1919-2010)

December 5, 1966

January 29, 1969

Republican

partial

Resigned to become United States Secretary of the Interior.

Keith Miller

January 29, 1969

December 7, 1970

Republican

partial

Finished Hickel's unexpired term. Previously served as Alaska Sec. of State

William A. Egan

December 7, 1970

December 2, 1974

Democrat

1

Jay Hammond

December 2, 1974

December 6, 1982

Republican

2

Bill Sheffield

December 6, 1982

December 1, 1986

Democrat

1

Steve Cowper

December 1, 1986

December 3, 1990

Democrat

1

Walter J. Hickel

December 3, 1990

December 5, 1994

Alaskan Independence

1

Tony Knowles

December 5, 1994

December 2, 2002

Democrat

2

Frank Murkowski

December 2, 2002

December 4, 2006

Republican

1

Murkowski has the distinction of being an incumbent governor defeated in his party's primary. In fact, he came in 3rd!

Sarah Palin (R), 51%

John Binkley (R), 30%

Frank Murkowski (R) (incumbent), 19%

Sarah Palin

December 4, 2006

July 26, 2009

Republican

2.5 years

Gov. Palin ran for Vice-President of the United States in the 2008 election. She announced on July 3, 2009 that she would resign later that month.

Sean Parnell

July 26, 2009

Incumbent

Republican

Less than one year

Gov. Parnell become governor upon the resignation of Sarah Palin on July 26, 2009. He intends to run for election in 2010 when the current term ends.

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