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John Weir Troy
Birth: Oct. 31, 1868
Dungeness
Clallam County
Washington, USA
Death: May 2, 1942
Juneau
Juneau Borough
Alaska, USA

Governor of Alaska Territory. He was educated in Callam County, became a reporter for his uncle's newspaper, the Port Townsend Argus, and later published and edited his own paper, the Port Angeles Weekly Democratic Leader. From 1889 to 1892 he was Deputy County Auditor and Deputy County Clerk. He became County Auditor in 1892 and served until 1897. That year he went to Alaska to report on the gold rush for a Seattle newspaper and also became manager of a Skagway pack train service. While living in Skagway he developed polio, returned to Washington for treatment, and afterwards always used a cane. Upon moving back to Skagway, Troy became publisher and editor of the Skagway Daily Alaskan newspaper and the Alaska-Yukon Magazine, and also served as Alaska's US Collector of Customs. He later returned to Washington for several years, but came back to Alaska as editor of the Daily Alaska Empire, a Juneau newspaper owned by John F.A. Strong, who sold it to Troy in 1913 when Strong became Governor. A longtime advocate of increased Alaskan autonomy from the federal government, in 1933 Troy was appointed Governor. He served until 1939, when he resigned because of ill health, afterwards living in retirement in Juneau. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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  Minerva Elizabeth Lewis Troy (1873 - 1960)*
 
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Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Juneau
Juneau Borough
Alaska, USA
Plot: Elks Lodge Section
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Aug 29, 2008
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John Weir Troy
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