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.
He died April 21, 1994 at the age of 81.
- "Obituaries", Anchorage Daily News, pp. D4, May 11, 1994
- "Alaskan Mayor" (abstract) in The New Yorker, 1956
- Hinchey, Ken Alaskan "Imagineer", 1994
Maynard L. Taylor, Jr.
|Mayor of Anchorage
1955 – 1956
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