List of lieutenant governors of Alaska
This is a list of people who have served as lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Alaska since statehood in 1959. Prior to statehood, the territorial-era Secretary of Alaska, who was appointed by the president of the United States like the governor, functioned as an acting governor or successor-in-waiting like the present-day lieutenant governor does. Waino Edward Hendrickson, the territory's last appointed Secretary, twice served as acting governor. In statehood, the position was referred to as Secretary of State until a constitutional amendment changing the name was approved by voters on August 25, 1970. In Alaska, the lieutenant governor runs separately from the governor in the primaries, but after the primaries, the nominee for governor and nominee for lieutenant governor run together as a slate.
Lieutenant Governors of Alaska
|Lieutenant Governor||Party||Term||Governor(s) served under|
|Hugh Wade||Democratic||1959–1966||William A. Egan|
|Keith Miller||Republican||1966–1969||Walter J. Hickel|
|Robert W. Ward||Republican||1969–1970||Keith Miller|
|H. A. "Red" Boucher||Democratic||1970–1974||William A. Egan|
|Lowell Thomas, Jr.||Republican||1974–1978||Jay Hammond|
|Terry Miller||Republican||1978–1982||Jay Hammond|
|Stephen McAlpine||Democratic||1982–1990||Bill Sheffield|
|Jack Coghill||Alaskan Independence||1990–1994||Walter J. Hickel|
|Fran Ulmer||Democratic||1994–2002||Tony Knowles|
|Loren Leman||Republican||2002–2006||Frank Murkowski|
|Sean Parnell||Republican||2006–2009||Sarah Palin|
|Craig Campbell||Republican||2009-2010||Sean Parnell|
|Mead Treadwell||Republican||2010–present||Sean Parnell|
Living former lieutenant governors
As of August 2014[update], seven former lieutenant governors were alive. The oldest being Lowell Thomas, Jr. (1974–1978, born 1923). The most recent death of a former lieutenant governor was that of H. A. Boucher (1970–1974), on June 19, 2009. The most recently serving lieutenant governor to die was Terry Miller (1978–1982), on April 13, 1989.
|Lieutenant Governor||Term||Date of birth|
|Keith H. Miller||1966–1969||March 1, 1925|
|Lowell Thomas, Jr.||1974–1978||October 6, 1923|
|Stephen McAlpine||1982–1990||May 23, 1949|
|Jack Coghill||1990–1994||September 24, 1925|
|Fran Ulmer||1994–2002||February 1, 1947|
|Loren Leman||2002–2006||December 2, 1950|
|Sean Parnell||2006–2009||November 19, 1962|
|Craig Campbell||2009–2010||March 24, 1952|
- Alaska Constitution
- Became governor January 29, 1969 upon resignation of Walter Hickel.
- Was commissioner of administration under Hickel. Ascended to the office of secretary of state when Miller became governor.
- Became governor July 26, 2009 upon resignation of Sarah Palin. "Parnell, Campbell Sworn In". Retrieved 2009-08-12.
- Joe Schmidt, Palin's designated replacement for Parnell, refused the position. Campbell was appointed as interim Lieutenant Governor on July 26, 2009; confirmed by State Legislature 55-4 on August 10, 2009 "Campbell answers concerns, wins strong approval: New lieutenant governor no longer temporary, acting". Retrieved 2009-08-12.