John Cowdery

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John J. Cowdery
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the O (previously I) district
In office
January 2001 – January 2009
Preceded by Sean Parnell
Succeeded by Kevin Meyer
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 17th district
In office
January 1997 – January 2001
Preceded by Sean Parnell
Succeeded by Lesil McGuire
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 8th district
In office
January 1983 – January 1985
Serving with Sam Pestinger[1]
Preceded by none - newly created district (redistricting)
Succeeded by Fritz Pettyjohn
Personal details
Born (1930-02-11)February 11, 1930
Adrian, Missouri
Died July 13, 2013(2013-07-13) (aged 83)
Anchorage, Alaska
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Juanita
Residence Anchorage, Alaska
Profession Contractor

John J. Cowdery (February 11, 1930 – July 13, 2013) was a Republican member of the Alaska Senate, representing the O District from 2001 through 2008. He was previously a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1982 through 1984, and from 1997 through 2000.[2]

In 2008 Cowdery was indicted on charges of conspiracy and bribery for his actions in attempting to bribe another senator to support a proposal, favored by executives in Alaska's oil industry, concerning oil leases and petroleum production taxes.[3]

In 2009 he was sentenced to six months in home confinement and fined $25,000.[4]

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Originally from Adrian, Missouri, he and his wife Juanita had one child.[5] He died July 13, 2013, at the age of 83.[6]

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