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Jay Sterner Hammond (July 21, 1922August 2, 2005) was an American Republican politician who was the Governor of Alaska from 1974 to 1982. He was born in Troy, New York in 1922. He studied petroleum engineering at Penn State University, where he was a member of Triangle Fraternity. He later served as a Marine Corps fighter pilot in World War II, and in China, until 1946. July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... List of Governors of Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Other U.S. States Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski (R) Official languages English Area 1,717,854 km² (1st)  - Land 1,481,347 km²  - Water 236,507 km² (13. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Looking out on Broadway in downtown Troy. ... Nodding donkey pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario, 2001 Petroleum (from Latin petra – rock and oleum – oil), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... Triangle Fraternity is both a social and a professional fraternity, limiting its membership to students majoring in engineering, architecture, and the sciences. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for attacking other aircraft, as opposed to a bomber, which is designed to attack ground targets, primarily by dropping bombs. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was by far the bloodiest, most expensive, and most significant war in...


In 1946 Jay Hammond moved to Alaska where he worked as a bush pilot and got a degree in biological sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He became politically active, serving as a state representative from 1959 to 1965, state senator from 1967 to 1972, mayor of the Bristol Bay Borough from 1972-1974, and governor of Alaska from 1974-1982. Bush flying is a term for air operations which are carried out in remote, inhospitable regions of the world. ... Main articles: Life All organisms (viruses not included) consist of cells, which in turn, are based on a common carbon-based biochemistry. ... The University of Alaska Fairbanks is the Fairbanks branch and flagship institution of the University of Alaska System, and is abbreviated as UAF. UAF is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution, as well as the site at which the Alaska State Constitution was signed. ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Bristol Bay Borough is a borough located in the U.S. state of Alaska on Bristol Bay or Iilgayaq Bay. ...


As governor during the biggest economic boom in Alaska's history, the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, Jay Hammond oversaw the creation of the state government's most popular, and famous program, the Alaska Permanent Fund. The Permanent Fund as envisioned by Mr. Hammond is a program to invest oil royalties to cover future state budgets, but has since the early 1980s also paid out annual dividends to residents of the state of Alaska. Map of the pipeline The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), usually called the Alyeska Pipeline in Alaska or the Alaska Pipeline elsewhere, is a major U.S. oil pipeline connecting oil fields in northern Alaska to a sea port where the oil can be shipped to the Lower 48 states... The Alaska Permanent Fund was established by a constitutional amendment in 1976 to invest proceeds from the sale of minerals, especially oil through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, for the benefit of current and future Alaskans. ... Nodding donkey pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario, 2001 Petroleum (from Latin petra – rock and oleum – oil), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ... Royalty may refer to either: the royal family of a country with a monarchy the payment made to the owner of a copyright, patent, or trademark, for the use thereof This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Budget generally refers to a list of all planned expenses and revenues. ... A dividend is the distribution of profits to a companys shareholders. ...


As governor, Hammond advocated (and later continued to advocate as a private citizen) fiscal responsibility, and in addition to setting up the Permanent Fund, also passed a constitutional amendment limiting state spending. For a list of methods of amendment, see List of methods of constitutional amendment. ...


After his term as governor, Hammond continued to be active in public life. As Alaska's most respected politician, he advocated for environmentally and fiscally responsible government, and individual civic responsibility. He wrote articles for newspapers in Alaska, and occasionally appeared in public service announcements on television.


Hammond hosted a television series, "Jay Hammond's Alaska," from 1985 to 1992. He also wrote two autobiographies, "Tales of Alaska's Bush Rat Governor: The Extraordinary Autobiography of Jay Hammond Wilderness Guide and Reluctant Politician," and "Chips from the Chopping Block: More Tales from Alaska's Bush Rat Governor." Autobiography (from the Greek auton, self, bios, life and graphein, write) is biography, the writing of a life story, from the viewpoint of the subject. ...


Hammond lived in Port Alsworth, Alaska. Port Alsworth is a census-designated place located in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska. ...


Former Gov. Hammond died in his home on Lark Clark, Alaska, on the morning of August 2, 2005. He was 83. According to his wife, Bella, he appeared to have died peacefully in his sleep.


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Preceded by:
William A. Egan
Governor of Alaska
1974–1982
Succeeded by:
William J. Sheffield



William Allen Egan (October 8, 1914–May 6, 1984) was an American Democratic politician. ... List of Governors of Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... William Jennings Sheffield (born June 26, American Democratic politician who was the Governor of Alaska from 1982 to 1986. ...

Governors of Alaska
District Governors
Kinkead | Swineford | Knapp | Sheakley | Brady | Hoggatt | Clark
Territorial Governors
Clark | Strong | Riggs | Bone | Parks | Troy | Gruening | Heintzleman | Hendrickson | Stepovich | Hendrickson
State Governors
Egan | Hickel | Miller | Egan | Hammond | Sheffield | Cowper | Hickel | Knowles | Murkowski

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Jay Sterner Hammond - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (412 words)
Jay Sterner Hammond (July 21, 1922 – August 2, 2005) was an American Republican politician who was the Governor of Alaska from 1974 to 1982.
In 1946 Jay Hammond moved to Alaska where he worked as a bush pilot and got a degree in biological sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Hammond is a program to invest oil royalties to cover future state budgets, but has since the early 1980s also paid out annual dividends to residents of the state of Alaska.
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