Frank Murkowski

Knowledge Identifier: +Frank_Murkowski


Frank Murkowski

American politician and a member of the Republican Party add

Category: Politics

Born in 1933.

Countries: United States (47%), Alaska (33%), Washington (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Alaska, Jay Hammond, United States Coast Guard

Linked to: Republican Party, Seattle University, United States Coast Guard, Santa Clara University




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Frank Murkowski was born in 1933 add something


Studying at Santa Clara University from 1951 to 1953, he gained a BS in economics from Seattle University in 1955 add something


Thereafter, he served in the United States Coast Guard until 1957 - the same year his daughter Lisa was born add something


After a stint at Pacific National Bank and further study at Pacific Coast Banking School, Murkowski became Alaska's youngest commissioner at the time when he was appointed Commissioner of Economic Development, aged 33, and was elevated to the presidency of the Alaska National Bank of the North in 1971 add something


He was a United States Senator from Alaska from 1981 until 2002 and the eighth Governor of Alaska from 2002 until 2006 add something


During his time in the Senate, he was most notable as Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee from 1995 to 2001 add something


He succeeded Democrat Tony Knowles and took office on December 2, 2002 add something


Lisa Murkowski - She was appointed to the Senate in 2002 by her father, Governor Frank Murkowski


Jay Hammond - Hammond's last major public appearances were in early 2004, centered around the Conference of Alaskans convened by governor Frank Murkowski


Sarah Palin - In 2006, running on a clean-government platform, Palin defeated incumbent Governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican gubernatorial primary.


Loren Leman - There was speculation Leman might run for governor in 2006, either challenging Frank Murkowski in the primary or running for an open seat if Murkowski retired


Murkowski considered attempting a return to his old job in the Alaska gubernatorial election, 2018, but ultimately decided against it add something