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Capital: Juneau

State Nickname: Last Frontier

State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan

State Flower: Forget-me-not

Admitted to the Union: January 3,1959

Governors

January 3, 1959 to December 5, 1966:

William A. Egan

December 5, 1966 to January 29, 1969:

Walter J. Hickel

January 29, 1969 to December 5, 1970:

Keith H. Miller

December 5, 1970 to December 2, 1974:

William A. Egan

December 2, 1974 to December 6, 1982

Jay S. Hammond

December 6, 1982 to December 1, 1986:

Bill Sheffield

December 1, 1986 to December 3, 1990:

Steve C. Cowper

December 3, 1990 to December 5, 1994:

Wakter J. Hickel

December 5, 1994 to 2002:

Tony Knowles

December 3, 2002 -- December 3, 2006

Frank Murkowski

December 4, 2006 -

Sarah Palin

 
Senators - Class II

April 20, 1904 – December 11, 1968

Edward Lewis Bartlett (Died in office)

December 24, 1968 - January 5, 2009

Theodore Fulton Stevens

January 6, 2009 -

Mark Begich

Senators - Class III

January 3,1959 - January 3,1969

Ernest Gruening

January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1981

Mike Gravel

December 2, 2002 – December 4, 2006

Frank Murkowski

December 20, 2002 -

Lisa Murkowski

   
State Population

1960: 223,866

1970: 302,583

1980: 401,851

1990: 550,042

2000: 626,931

 

 

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