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.
Living former U.S. Lieutenant Governors of Alaska
As of December 2014[update], there are nine former U.S. lieutenant governors of Alaska who are currently living at this time. The oldest U.S. lieutenant governor being Lowell Thomas, Jr. (1974–1978, born 1923). The most recent death of a former U.S. lieutenant governor of Alaska was that of H. A. Boucher (1970–1974), on June 19, 2009. The most recently serving U.S. lieutenant governor of Alaska to die was Terry Miller (1978–1982), on April 13, 1989.