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Politicians in Trouble or Disgrace: Alaska

in chronological order

  John Green Brady (1848-1918) — also known as John G. Brady — of Alaska. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 25, 1848. Governor of Alaska Territory, 1897-1906. Presbyterian. Forced to resign as governor in 1906, after an inquiry about his involvement with the Reynolds-Alaska Development Company. Ill with diabetes, he suffered a stroke and died in Sitka, Alaska, December 17, 1918 (age 70 years, 206 days). Interment at National Cemetery, Sitka, Alaska.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Timothy J. Brill (born c.1960) — also known as Tim Brill — of Washington; Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born about 1960. Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 9th District, 1992. Pleaded guilty in August 2000 to mail fraud in connection with the failure of his mountaineering business; sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. Still living as of 2001.
  Vic Kohring (b. 1958) — of Wasilla, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Born in Waukegan, Lake County, Ill., August 2, 1958. Republican. Member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1995-2007 (26th District 1995-2003, 14th District 2003-07); resigned 2007; arrested in May 2007, along with Bruce Weyhrauch and Pete Kott, and charged with bribery and extortion over soliciting and receiving money and favors from VECO Corporation in return for votes on an oil tax; tried and convicted in November 2007; sentenced to three and a half years in prison; released in 2009. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Bruce Weyhrauch — of Juneau, Alaska. Republican. Lawyer; member of Alaska state house of representatives 4th District, 2003-07; arrested in May 2007, along with Pete Kott and Vic Kohring, and charged with bribery and extortion over soliciting and receiving money and favors from VECO Corporation in return for votes on an oil tax; trial pending. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas T. Anderson (b. 1957) — also known as Tom Anderson — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, August 4, 1957. Republican. Lawyer; member of Alaska state house of representatives 19th District, 2003-07; arrested and indicted in December 2006 on federal federal bribery, extortion, and money laundering charges; tried and convicted in July 2007; sentenced to 60 months in prison. Lutheran. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Son of Tom R. Anderson and Christiane Anderson; married 2005 to Lesil McGuire (1971-).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Peter Kott (b. 1949) — also known as Pete Kott — of Eagle River, Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., August 29, 1949. Republican. Part-owner and operator of Kott's Hardwood Flooring; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1993-2007 (24th District 1993-2003, 17th District 2003-07); Speaker of the Alaska State House of Representatives, 2003-04; arrested in May 2007, along with Bruce Weyhrauch and Vic Kohring, and charged with bribery and extortion over soliciting and receiving money and favors from VECO Corporation (including the promise of a job as a lobbyist), in return for votes on an oil tax; tried and convicted in September 2007; sentenced to six years in prison and fined $10,000. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Theodore Fulton Stevens (1923-2010) — also known as Ted Stevens — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska; Girdwood, Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., November 18, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the 4th District of Alaska Territory, 1954-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 1964, 1972 (delegation chair); member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1965-68; U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1968-2009; defeated, 1962; appointed 1968. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Indicted in July 2008 on federal charges of failing to report gifts from VECO Corporation and its CEO; tried and convicted in October 2008; his conviction was later vacated due to prosecutorial misconduct. Killed in a plane crash, in Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska, August 9, 2010 (age 86 years, 264 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married 1952 to Ann Mary Cherrington (killed in plane crash, 1978); father of Ben Stevens (1953?-).
  Cross-reference: Lesil McGuire
  Mount Stevens, in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, is named for him.  — The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, in Anchorage, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  John Cowdery (b. 1930) — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Adrian, Bates County, Mo., February 11, 1930. Republican. Contractor; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1983-84, 1997-2000; member of Alaska state senate, 2000-09 (District I 2000-03, District O 2003-09); indicted in July 2008 and charged with accepting bribes from VECO Corporation; convicted in March 2009; sentenced to six months house arrest and fined $25,000. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Beverly Masek (b. 1963) — of Willow, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Born in Anvik, Yukon-Koyukuk census area, Alaska, September 30, 1963. Republican. Four time Iditarod Race finisher, 1990-93; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1995-2005 (28th District 1995-2003, 15th District 2003-05); pleaded guilty in March 2009 to soliciting and accepting at least $4,000 in bribes from VECO Corporation; sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation. Female. Methodist. Alaska Native ancestry. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2009.
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