Byron Mallott

American politician

Byron Ivar Mallott (April 6, 1943 – May 8, 2020) was an American politician, elder, tribal activist, and business executive.

Byron Mallott
Mallott smiling, wearing native Tlingit dress
12th Lieutenant Governor of Alaska
In office
December 1, 2014 – October 16, 2018
GovernorBill Walker
Preceded byMead Treadwell
Succeeded byValerie Davidson
Mayor of Juneau
In office
October 4, 1994 – February 13, 1995
Preceded byJamie Parsons
Succeeded byDennis Egan
Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs
In office
GovernorBill Egan
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byLee McAnerney
Mayor of Yakutat
In office
Preceded byJB Mallott
Succeeded byJerry Nelson
Personal details
Bryan Ivar Mallott

(1943-04-06)April 6, 1943
Yakutat, Alaska, U.S.
DiedMay 8, 2020(2020-05-08) (aged 77)
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic [1]
Spouse(s)Toni Mallott
EducationWestern Washington University

Mallott was an Alaska Native leader of Tlingit heritage, and the leader of the Kwaash Ké Kwaan clan. He was the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Alaska from 2014 until his resignation on October 16, 2018.[2] He resigned after saying inappropriate things to a woman.[3]

He was the Mayor of Yakutat, the Mayor of Juneau, the President of the Alaska Federation of Natives and the executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund.

Mallott was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Alaska in 2014,[4] until he agreed to merge his campaign with that of Independent candidate Bill Walker and become Walker's running mate.

Walker and Mallott won the election and were sworn in on December 1, 2014.

Mallott died of a heart attack at a hospital in Anchorage on May 8, 2020 at the age of 77.[5][6]


  1. "Walker-Mallott to run as independents again in 2018". KTUU. August 21, 2017.
  2. "Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly resigns following 'inappropriate comments'". Anchorage Daily News. 16 October 2018.
  3. Zak, Annie; Hanlon, Tegan; DeMarban, Alex (October 16, 2018). "Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly resigns following "inappropriate comments"". Anchorage Daily News.
  4. "Alaska - Summary Vote Results". ASSOCIATED PRESS. August 20, 2014.
  5. Herz, Nathaniel (May 8, 2020). "Alaska Native leader and former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott dies at 77". Alaska Public Media. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  6. Brooks, James (May 8, 2020). "Byron Mallott, former Alaska lieutenant governor, has died at 77". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved May 8, 2020.

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