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Jay Hammond

Jay HammondAKA Jay Sterner Hammond

Born: 21-Jul-1922
Birthplace: Troy, NY
Died: 2-Aug-2005
Location of death: Lake Clark, AK
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Alaska, 1974-82

Military service: USMC (WWII, 1942-46)

Wife: Bella Gardiner (m. 1952, three children)

    High School: (Scotia, NY, 1940)
    University: Pennsylvania State University (attended 1940-42)
    University: BS Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks (1949)

    Governor of Alaska (2-Dec-1974 to 6-Dec-1982)
    Mayor Bristol Bay Borough, AK (1972-74)
    Alaska State Senate (1967-72)
    Alaska State House of Representatives (1959-74)

Author of books:
Tales of Alaska's Bush Rat Governor: The Extraordinary Autobiography of Jay Hammond, Wilderness Guide and Reluctant Politician (1994, memoir)
Chips from the Chopping Block: More Tales from Alaska's Bush Rat Governor (2001, memoir)


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