William K. Boardman

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William K. Boardman
Born William Knight Boardman
February 3, 1915
Nevada, Iowa, United States
Died March 18, 1993(1993-03-18) (aged 78)
Palm Springs, California, United States
Alma mater Drake University
Occupation Insurance underwriter, politician
Religion Methodism
Spouse(s) Florence Pratt,
Genie Chance (1971-1993)
Children Nancy Eklund

William Knight "Bill" Boardman (February 3, 1915 – March 18, 1993) was a Republican United States legislator who served as Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1967 to 1968.

Born in Iowa, Boardman was a resident of Ketchikan, Alaska. An insurance businessman, he served as a member of the Territorial House of Representatives from the 1st District from 1953–1954, and as an Alaskan alternate delegate to the 1956 Republican National Convention.

In 1960, Boardman was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives and served in that office through the remainder of the decade. He was the senior member of the House at the time of his reelection defeat in 1970. From 1967 to 1968, he was the 4th Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives. His predecessor, Democrat Mike Gravel, was a U.S. Senator from 1969-1981.

Boardman was a Methodist. Married three times, he had one daughter. He died in Palm Springs, California on March 18, 1993 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Juneau, Alaska.[1]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Gravel
Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives
1967 — 1968
Succeeded by
Jalmar M. Kerttula