ALASKA: Sweep by the Democrats

The official ballot count was slow coming in from such out-of-the-way precincts as Nunivak Island, Pilot Point and Akutan, but long before all the outlying precincts were heard from in Alaska's first statehood election (minimum voting age: 19) the results were clear: the Democrats took every major elective office, from Governor on down, and in the 60-man legislature won every seat but four or five. Top men in the new state:

William Egan, 44, Governor. Alaska-born and a Valdez grocer, Bill Egan served in both houses of the territorial legislature, once offered to...

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