Tony Knowles

American politician and restaurateur
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Anthony Carroll Knowles (born January 1, 1943) is an American politician and businessman. He was the Governor of Alaska from 1994 to 2002. He ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in 2004 and again for governor in 2006.

Tony Knowles
7th Governor of Alaska
In office
December 5, 1994 – December 2, 2002
LieutenantFran Ulmer
Preceded byWally Hickel
Succeeded byFrank Murkowski
Mayor of Anchorage
In office
January 1, 1982 – December 31, 1987
Preceded byGeorge M. Sullivan
Succeeded byTom Fink
Personal details
Anthony Carroll Knowles

(1943-01-01) January 1, 1943 (age 81)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Susan Morris (m. 1968)
EducationYale University (BA)
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1962–1966
Unit82nd Airborne Division
Battles/warsVietnam War

In 2008, Knowles was seen as a possible candidate for U.S. Secretary of Energy or U.S. Secretary of the Interior under the Barack Obama administration.[1][2][3]