Jack Coghill

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John Bruce Coghill (September 24, 1925 – February 13, 2019) was an American politician and businessman. He was the 6th Lieutenant Governor of Alaska from 1990 to 1994 under Governor Walter Hickel. He was mayor of Nenana in the interior of Alaska for 22 years.[1]

Coghill was a Republican, except from 1990 to 1994 where he was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party. He was well known in Alaskan political circles as "Mr. Republican."[2]

Coghill was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. He died on February 13, 2019 at his son's home in North Pole, Alaska from a long-illness at the age of 93.[3]

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  1. "In Alaska, spring means bets in the Nenana Ice Classic". Usatoday.Com. 2004-04-06. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  2. Tim Ellis (December 26, 2017). "'Let them talk!' Iconic political figure Jack Coghill urges collegiality among legislators". KUAC - Fairbanks. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  3. "Signer of Alaska Constitution and Political Icon Jack Coghill Dies at 93". NHRegister. February 14, 2019.