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Frank Murkowski on Lisa: "Pay Tribute to Caesar"
Frank Murkowski on Lisa: "Pay Tribute to Caesar"
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: JoeMillerUS
Interview with former Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski
Interview with former Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski
Published: 2011/02/11
Channel: Anchorage Daily News
Interview with former U.S. senator and Alaska governor Frank Murkowski
Interview with former U.S. senator and Alaska governor Frank Murkowski
Published: 2015/10/30
Channel: Anchorage Daily News
Frank Murkowski - A Tribute
Frank Murkowski - A Tribute
Published: 2007/02/03
Channel: Alaska Robotics
4-11-17 FRANK MURKOWSKI PART I-PKG
4-11-17 FRANK MURKOWSKI PART I-PKG
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: Your Alaska Link
2013 01 30   FAPA30 Celebration Party   Frank Murkowski
2013 01 30 FAPA30 Celebration Party Frank Murkowski
Published: 2013/02/01
Channel: Thomas Hwang
Thank You Senator Murkowski
Thank You Senator Murkowski
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: AARP Advocates
4-12-17 FRANK MURKOWSKI II-PKG
4-12-17 FRANK MURKOWSKI II-PKG
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: Your Alaska Link
Niilo Koponen RECALL Frank Murkowski WORST governor EVER!
Niilo Koponen RECALL Frank Murkowski WORST governor EVER!
Published: 2007/01/31
Channel: AlaskanNiiloKoponen
Murkowski nearly assaults reporter over her Obamacare support
Murkowski nearly assaults reporter over her Obamacare support
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: JoeMillerUS
Murkowski on Judicial Appointments: "You Can Have It Both Ways"
Murkowski on Judicial Appointments: "You Can Have It Both Ways"
Published: 2016/11/05
Channel: JoeMillerUS
Report to Alaskans, 1981
Report to Alaskans, 1981
Published: 2012/02/22
Channel: Ted Stevens Papers Project
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's Message to Canyon
Published: 2008/08/26
Channel: 907Britt
Frank Murkowski Quotes
Frank Murkowski Quotes
Published: 2012/03/15
Channel: quotetank
Keynote Presentation: Senator Lisa Murkowski
Keynote Presentation: Senator Lisa Murkowski
Published: 2016/03/22
Channel: ARPA-E
Frank Murkowski: I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment......
Frank Murkowski: I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment......
Published: 2017/11/09
Channel: Digital Research Lab
Murkowski
Murkowski '92 [B.S.]
Published: 2008/10/23
Channel: AlaskaMovingImage
USA: CLINTON/LEWINSKY SCANDAL CONTINUES TO GRIP COUNTRY
USA: CLINTON/LEWINSKY SCANDAL CONTINUES TO GRIP COUNTRY
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
In Taipei, former US Senator Murkowski criticizes outside interference in Taiwan
In Taipei, former US Senator Murkowski criticizes outside interference in Taiwan's elections
Published: 2012/01/13
Channel: taiwanreporter
Murkowski n
Murkowski n' me
Published: 2008/12/12
Channel: ScarfaceBry
Health Care: Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins Voted No
Health Care: Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins Voted No
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: top viral
Lisa Murkowski is Bad for America, Alaska
Lisa Murkowski is Bad for America, Alaska
Published: 2016/01/15
Channel: JoeMillerUS
Rush Limbaugh EXPOSES BETRAYAL To Repeal Obamacare by Lisa Murkowski, John McCain
Rush Limbaugh EXPOSES BETRAYAL To Repeal Obamacare by Lisa Murkowski, John McCain
Published: 2017/07/31
Channel: Frank Views
Recall Murkowski Worst Alaska Governor 18% re-election loss
Recall Murkowski Worst Alaska Governor 18% re-election loss
Published: 2007/01/21
Channel: Dae Miles
Murkowski phone campaign REPUBLICAN FIRE IN HIS BELLY -18%
Murkowski phone campaign REPUBLICAN FIRE IN HIS BELLY -18%
Published: 2007/02/14
Channel: IraqDividendOilShare
USA: PRESIDENT CLINTON IMPEACHMENT TRIAL
USA: PRESIDENT CLINTON IMPEACHMENT TRIAL
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
2016 Sen. Lisa Murkowski Address to Alaska Legislature
2016 Sen. Lisa Murkowski Address to Alaska Legislature
Published: 2016/02/19
Channel: 360 North
China - US Senators Leave For North Korea
China - US Senators Leave For North Korea
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
What States Can You Carry A Concealed Weapon Without A Permit
What States Can You Carry A Concealed Weapon Without A Permit
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: Question Around
President Reagan
President Reagan's Photo Opportunities on June 23-26, 1987
Published: 2017/11/03
Channel: Reagan Library
AK Child & Family 125th Anniversary with message from Senator Lisa Murkowski
AK Child & Family 125th Anniversary with message from Senator Lisa Murkowski
Published: 2015/09/25
Channel: AK Child & Family
USA: CLINTON/LEWINSKY STARR REPORT LATEST
USA: CLINTON/LEWINSKY STARR REPORT LATEST
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
Alaska Week - Feb. 12, 2004
Alaska Week - Feb. 12, 2004
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: 360 North
Lt. Governor Fran Ulmer for Governor at University of Alaska
Lt. Governor Fran Ulmer for Governor at University of Alaska
Published: 2007/01/22
Channel: AmericanDreamUS
Joe Miller Victory Interview 9-1-2010 9-29PM Republican Senate Race in AK.flv
Joe Miller Victory Interview 9-1-2010 9-29PM Republican Senate Race in AK.flv
Published: 2010/09/02
Channel: PeterSchiffSenator
Republican Gomorrah Mark Foley #biblehijacked
Republican Gomorrah Mark Foley #biblehijacked
Published: 2014/03/29
Channel: Tom Doody
President Reagan
President Reagan's Photo Opportunities on January 27-28, 1986
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: Reagan Library
SOUTH KOREA: US NUCLEAR DEAL
SOUTH KOREA: US NUCLEAR DEAL
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski
Published: 2006/11/11
Channel: 29bairdr
Anwr tests spirit of bipartisanship between sens. murkowski and cantwell
Anwr tests spirit of bipartisanship between sens. murkowski and cantwell
Published: 2017/11/03
Channel: TRUMP BREAKING NEWS
S.Korea - US Senators Meet President Kim Young-sam
S.Korea - US Senators Meet President Kim Young-sam
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
Republican Gomorrah #biblehijacked Abramoff
Republican Gomorrah #biblehijacked Abramoff
Published: 2014/03/27
Channel: Tom Doody
Let
Let's ask frank
Published: 2009/10/16
Channel: freedomlvr
#biblehijacked Max Blumenthal
#biblehijacked Max Blumenthal
Published: 2014/03/23
Channel: Tom Doody
US regulators order more tests as BP says it may keep half of Prudhoe Bay open
US regulators order more tests as BP says it may keep half of Prudhoe Bay open
Published: 2015/07/24
Channel: AP Archive
Republican Gomorrah #biblehijacked
Republican Gomorrah #biblehijacked
Published: 2014/03/25
Channel: Tom Doody
Plan 4 Alaska Press Conference
Plan 4 Alaska Press Conference
Published: 2016/03/23
Channel: alaska commons
Lisa Murkowski Supports Roe v. Wade; Joe Miller Supports Right To Life
Lisa Murkowski Supports Roe v. Wade; Joe Miller Supports Right To Life
Published: 2016/11/05
Channel: JoeMillerUS
Lisa Murkowski
Lisa Murkowski's Husband on the Alaska Land Deal
Published: 2007/07/23
Channel: Veracifier
Discussion about campaign contribution reform in Alaska
Discussion about campaign contribution reform in Alaska
Published: 2008/03/08
Channel: KTVA News - Archive
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Frank Murkowski
Frank Murkowski, 105th Congress photo.jpg
8th Governor of Alaska
In office
December 2, 2002 – December 4, 2006
Lieutenant Loren Leman
Preceded by Tony Knowles
Succeeded by Sarah Palin
United States Senator
from Alaska
In office
January 3, 1981 – December 2, 2002
Preceded by Mike Gravel
Succeeded by Lisa Murkowski
3rd Alaska Commissioner of Economic Development
In office
December 5, 1966 – December 7, 1970
Governor Wally Hickel
Keith Miller
Preceded by William Dickson
Succeeded by Everett Buness
Personal details
Born Frank Hughes Murkowski
(1933-03-28) March 28, 1933 (age 84)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Nancy Gore (1954–present)
Children 6, including Lisa
Alma mater
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Coast Guard
Years of service 1955–1957

Frank Hughes Murkowski (born March 28, 1933) is an American retired politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was a United States Senator from Alaska from 1981 until 2002 and the eighth Governor of Alaska from 2002 until 2006.

Early life and career[edit]

Murkowski was born in Seattle, Washington, the son of Helen (née Hughes) and Frank M. Murkowski.[1] His paternal grandfather was of Polish descent.[2] Murkowski attended Ketchikan High School in Alaska, graduating in 1951. Studying at Santa Clara University from 1951 to 1953, he gained a BS in economics from Seattle University in 1955. Thereafter, he served in the United States Coast Guard until 1957 – the same year his daughter Lisa was born. After a stint at Pacific National Bank and further study at Pacific Coast Banking School, Murkowski became Alaska's youngest commissioner at the time when he was appointed Commissioner of Economic Development, aged 33, and was elevated to the presidency of the Alaska National Bank of the North in 1971. He has also headed the Alaska Bankers Association and – in 1977 -[3] the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce.[4]

He ran for Alaska's sole U.S. House seat in 1970, but was defeated by Democrat Nick Begich.[5]

U.S. Senate[edit]

He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980, defeating Democratic candidate Clark Gruening, with the help of Ronald Reagan's popularity. He won with 54% of the vote.[5] He was re-elected in 1986, 1992, and 1998. During his time in the Senate, he was most notable as Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee from 1995 to 2001. As chair, he argued and attempted unsuccessfully to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Murkowski had a pro-life record in the Senate, opposing abortion.[6] He also opposes gun control and affirmative action.[6]

In a floor statement in the Senate, regarding the ban of homosexuals serving in the military, Murkowski stated that homosexuals have a right to choose their lifestyle, but there exists no right to serve. In his opposition to lifting the ban, his speech focused on the cost effect on the Veterans Administration in treating service members infected with HIV.[7] His daughter and successor in the Senate, Lisa Murkowski, voted to repeal the ban on homosexuals in the armed services, and later became the third Republican Senator to endorse the legalization of same-sex marriage while in office.[8]

Governor[edit]

Murkowski was elected governor on November 5, 2002, receiving nearly 56% of the vote, the highest percentage for any gubernatorial candidate in Alaska history up until that point.[9] He succeeded Democrat Tony Knowles and took office on December 2, 2002.

Upon his inauguration, he resigned his Senate seat and appointed his daughter, Lisa Murkowski, the Majority Leader-designate of the Alaska House of Representatives, in his place. His opponents derided the appointment as an act of nepotism.

Toward the end of his administration he brokered a deal for a gas pipeline that was never considered, in final form, by the legislature. Murkowski threatened to sign the deal without legislative approval, but the legislature successfully brought a lawsuit to enjoin him from doing so.

Governor Murkowski ran for re-election in 2006, but came in third behind former Wasilla mayor Sarah Palin and Fairbanks businessman John Binkley in the Republican primary election on August 22, 2006 (Palin winning with 51% and Binkley taking second with 30% to Murkowski's 19%).[10] Murkowski left office with one of the nation's worst approval ratings of 19%.[11]

On March 4, 2008, Murkowski's former chief-of-staff, Jim Clark admitted that he was aware that Veco Corp had paid $10,000 for a political poll to gauge the popularity of then-incumbent Governor Murkowski. Clark was charged with "honest services fraud". Before he was sentenced, the US Supreme Court ruled that the statute was drafted with unconstitutional vagueness and henceforth will only cover "fraudulent schemes to deprive another of honest services through bribes or kickbacks supplied by a third party who ha[s] not been deceived." Since Clark was guilty of neither bribes nor kickbacks, all charges were voided.

In all 28 years of public service, Murkowski spent two years in the armed services, 22 years as Alaska's junior senator in D.C. and four years as governor.

Jet plane scandal[edit]

In 2005, in spite of opposition from the Alaska Legislature, Murkowski purchased a Westwind II jet with state money for $2.7 million.[12] This purchase became the symbol of his unpopular legacy in state politics, so much so that his successor, Sarah Palin, promised to sell the jet once she became governor.[13]

Electoral history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "TPG: Murkowski". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.orbikfamily.com/murkowski/Frank-Murkowski.htm
  3. ^ "Murkowski, Frank Hughes". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski". National Governors Association. 
  5. ^ a b http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sen-frank-murkowski/
  6. ^ a b Seelye, Katharine (December 21, 2002). "New Alaska Governor Gives Daughter His Seat in Senate". New York Times. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Congressional Record 103rd Congress (1993-1994) FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 1993 (Senate – February 4, 1993)". THOMAS. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Senate Vote 281 – Repeals 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'". The New York Times. December 18, 2010. Archived from the original on October 27, 2015. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ Fellow Republican Sean Parnell won around 59% in 2010.
  10. ^ State of Alaska Division of Elections: "2006 Primary Election Results.". Retrieved March 16, 2007.
  11. ^ "AK Gov". SurveyUSA. Retrieved June 20, 2010. 
  12. ^ Yardley, William (August 25, 2007). "Jet That Helped Defeat an Alaska Governor Is Sold". The New York Times. Retrieved April 2, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Governor travel shot up with Murkowski's jet, plummets with Palin". Juneau Empire. Retrieved June 20, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Party political offices
Preceded by
C.R. Lewis
Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Alaska
(Class 3)

1980, 1986, 1992, 1998
Succeeded by
Lisa Murkowski
Preceded by
John Lindauer
Republican nominee for Governor of Alaska
2002
Succeeded by
Sarah Palin
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Mike Gravel
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Alaska
1981–2002
Served alongside: Ted Stevens
Succeeded by
Lisa Murkowski
Preceded by
Alan Simpson
Chairperson of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
1985–1987
Succeeded by
Alan Cranston
Preceded by
Bennett Johnston
Chairperson of the Senate Energy Committee
1995–2001
Succeeded by
Jeff Bingaman
Political offices
Preceded by
Tony Knowles
Governor of Alaska
2002–2006
Succeeded by
Sarah Palin

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