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|DATE OF BIRTH:||February 6, 1914|
|PLACE OF BIRTH:||Sweetwater, Texas|
| 2855 Hurst Road
North Pole, Alaska 99705
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA: 45 years
|North Pole: 1953-present|
Sweetwater High School, 1928-32, Diploma. College/University: Texas Technological College, 1933-35; Hardin Simmons University, 1934. Technical/Vocational: 1948, Contractor's License; 1950, Master Plumber's License, 1950.
U.S. Army Air Corps, 4 years, Intelligence Officer/1st Lieutenant. Awards: Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal.
POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Director of Agriculture. Chairman of ASCS and Conservation Board. County Committeeman, 8 years. Board of Veterinary Examiners, 8 years. BOD, Federal Credit Union.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Owner of 47-acre Homestead
SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Boondox Lions Club; Charter Member. Deputy National Master, Alaska State Grange, 12 years. VFW Post #10029 (life member), Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Airforce Association.
Writing: Column, daily paper; published book, Frozen Assets. Professional Trick Roper. District 34 Democratic Chairman.
Chosen as King Regent, North Pole Winter Carnival, 1995. Disabled Veteran.
I bring a unique background in both the public and private
sector. I have spent over 36 years farming in Alaska on land I homesteaded
in 1960. I am an active Veteran and encourage individuals to retire
and stay in Alaska. I have worked in the construction trade as a
Union plumber, retiring in 1977.
Private Land - Alaskans should have an opportunity to own a piece of land, and it is our obligation to remove obstacles to private land ownership.
Resource Development - We must aggressively market Alaska's natural resources within and outside Alaska. Together Pioneers and Newcomers can create new wealth, developing our resources.
Wildlife Management - We must work to keep the management of our wildlife resources under state supervision.
Respect for Veterans - I have a physical disability retirement from the U.S. Air Force, and will work hard to retain and increase Veterans' privileges.
Job Opportunities - I will work closely with government and private enterprise to create job opportunities, supporting projects to help business and communities grow.
Quality Schools - A quality education will prepare our children for tomorrow's jobs, I support more training opportunities for all Alaskans.