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Bill Sheffield

AKA William Jennings Sheffield

Born: 26-Jun-1928
Birthplace: Spokane, WA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Alaska, 1982-86

A grand jury recommended impeachment in 1985 over the controversy of a $9.1M state lease given to a crony. The State Senate voted it found "no clear or convincing evidence" and did not send the resolution to the State House. Sheffield came very close to being the first US Governor impeached since the 1930s.

    Alaska State Official Director, Port of Anchorage (2001-12)
    Governor of Alaska (6-Dec-1982 to 1-Dec-1986)
    Alaska Railroad President and CEO (1997-2001)
    Member of the Board of Alaska Railroad (as Chairman, 1985-97)
    Bill Bradley for President
    Gore 2000
    Northern Lights PAC
    Impeached 1985 (hearings held, State Senate did not act)


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