William A. Egan

Governor of Alaska (1914-1984)
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William Allen Egan (October 8, 1914 – May 6, 1984) was an American Democratic politician. He was the first and the fourth governor of the State of Alaska from January 3, 1959 to 1966 and 1970 to 1974.

Bill Egan
1st and 4th Governor of Alaska
In office
December 7, 1970 – December 2, 1974
LieutenantH. A. Boucher
Preceded byKeith Miller
Succeeded byJay Hammond
In office
January 3, 1959 – December 5, 1966
LieutenantHugh Wade
Preceded byWaino Hendrickson (as Territorial Governor)
Succeeded byWally Hickel
United States Shadow Senator
from the Alaska Territory
In office
October 6, 1956 – January 3, 1959
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byBob Bartlett (U.S. Senator)
Personal details
William Allen Egan

(1914-10-08)October 8, 1914
Valdez, Alaska, U.S.
DiedMay 6, 1984(1984-05-06) (aged 69)
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Neva McKittrick (1940–1984)
Children2, including Dennis
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Battles/warsWorld War II

Egan died on May 6, 1984 at the age of 69 from lung cancer in Anchorage, Alaska.[1]


  1. The Associated Press. "State tributes mount for Bill Egan, 69", Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. May 7, 1984. Page A1.