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Signed typescript of the first five paragraphs from Walter J. Hickel's 1971 book Who Owns America?. Hickel was President Richard M. Nixon's Secretary of the Interior and twice Governor of Alaska.
Typescript signed "Walter J Hickel" in brown ink. Lead pencil notations on verso of page 2 in unknown hand. 2 pages, 8½x11, single-sided sheets. First five paragraphs from Hickel's 1971 book Who Owns America?. 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, creased and bowed. Show-through from notations on verso (do not touch signature). Second page is folded twice and unfolded. 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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