Jay S. Hammond

Former Governor of AlaskaHammond, Jay
1922-2005

Education
2 years Petroleum Engineering, Penn State University, 1941-42. BS in Biology, University of Alaska, 1948

Initiated Triangle
Penn State Chapter, 1941

Family
Wife – Bella; daughters – Wendy, Heidi, Dana; three grandchildren

Military
Captain USMCR 1942 to 1946; Fighter pilot South Pacific Theater

Experience
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pilot/government hunter, 1949-1956; Owner/operator Lake Clark Lodge Inc., 1956-present; Member, Alaska House of Representatives, 1960-1966; Member, Alaska Senate, 1966-1972; Alaska Senate Majority Leader, 1969; President, Alaska Senate, 1970-1972; Governor of Alaska, 1974-1982; Established Alaska Permanent Fund, 1976; Host of T.V. series “Jay Hammond’s Alaska”, 1985-1992; Board member, Sheldon Jackson College, Nature Conservancy of Alaska, National Audubon.

Awards
Alaskan of the Year, 1994. Medal of Merit, University of Alaska

Publications
Numerous magazine articles; Autobiography – Tales of Alaska’s Bush Rat Governor; Newspaper columnist

Inducted
1999