Gerald E. Bowkett

As a young reporter for United Press in Washington, D.C. during the final campaign for Alaska statehood, Gerald E. Bowkett interviewed Alaska-Tennessee Plan Senator Ernest Gruening. A former Alaskan, Bowkett returned to the territory in 1957 to work for the Anchorge Times. Later, he served as press secretary to Governor William Egan, Juneau bureau chief for the Anchorage Daily News, editor of the Juneau Empire, and director of information services at the University of Alaska.

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