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Index card signed by Walter J. Hickel, President Richard M. Nixon's Secretary of the Interior and twice Governor of Alaska
Signature: "Walter J Hickel" in brown ink. Red ink and lead pencil notations in unknown hand and black ink stamp on verso. 6x3¼ card. Date stamped Sept. 12, 1974 in black ink. Hickel (1919-2010), a native of Kansas, moved to Alaska in 1940 and led the fight for Alaskan statehood. He served as Governor of Alaska (Republican, 1966-1969; Alaskan Independence Party, 1990-1994). Hickel, a World War II veteran who served on the Republican National Committee from Alaska Territory (1954-1959) and the Republican National Committee from Alaska (1960-1964), also established a construction company that grew into a multi-million dollar business. A strong environmentalist, he was U. S. Secretary of the Interior under President Richard M. Nixon (1969-1970), but was forced to resign after making critical statements about Nixon's hostility to anti-war demonstrators. Lightly toned, soiled, creased and bowed, otherwise in fine condition.

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Born: August 18, 1919 in Ellinwood, Kansas
Died: May 7, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska

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