William Allen “Bill” Egan

William Allen “Bill” Egan

Valdez, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, USA
Death 6 May 1984 (aged 69)
Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Valdez, Alaska mountains
Memorial ID 6825242 · View Source
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Alaska Governor. Before entering politics, he owned the Valdez General Store, was elected to the Alaska Territorial House and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he was Mayor of Valdez, in 1946, a member of the Alaska Territorial Senate, (1953-55) and the presiding officer to the Alaska Statehood Constitutional Convention, (1955-56). Upon Congress approving Alaska to Statehood, he was elected as a Democrat the first Governor of Alaska, serving (1959-66) and again (1970-74). During his administrations, he worked to harness Alaska's immense natural resources and started the state on an era of expansion and transition. He also earned an honorary degree from the Alaska Methodist University, in 1965 and graduated from the University of Alaska in 1972.

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  • Originally Created by: Mark Pawelczak
  • Added: 6 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6825242
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Allen “Bill” Egan (8 Oct 1914–6 May 1984), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6825242, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Valdez, Alaska mountains.