Ken Hinchey

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Ken Hinchey (September 9, 1912 – April 21, 1994) was an Alaskan entrepreneur. He served one term as Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska from 1955 to 1956.


Ken Hinchey was born September 9, 1912 in Fern Hill, Tacoma, Washington. In 1933, he married Nadine Graves, and in 1937 the couple moved to Anchorage, Alaska. Hinchey started a number of businesses in Alaska, including Northern Transfer, the Black and White Restaurant, Alaska Aggregate Corporation, Idealaska Cement, and Pacific Western Lines. He also mined gold in Hope, invented machines, and transported oil from Valdez to Fairbanks for the military during World War II. He was an avid bush pilot.

Hinchey was elected to a single term mayor of Anchorage in 1955. He advocated statehood for the Territory of Alaska and building a dam on the Cook Inlet causeway.

He died April 21, 1994 at the age of 81.



  • Hinchey, Ken Alaskan "Imagineer", 1994
Preceded by
Maynard L. Taylor, Jr.
Mayor of Anchorage
1955 – 1956
Succeeded by
Anton Anderson