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It would be reasonable to assume that there are no living governors of a
U.S. state prior to its statehood. That assumption is accurate now, but
it wasn't before February 14, 2014, as the last governor of the Alaska
Territory, Mike Stepovich, had still been among the breathing.
Born in 1919, Stepovich served three terms in the Alaska Territorial
Legislature before he was appointed by President Eisenhower to serve as
the territory's governor. During his one-year tenure, Stepovich
dedicated most of his time toward campaigning for Alaskan statehood,
convincing both Alaskans and Congress of the viability of the cause and
even appearing on What's My Line? His efforts were ultimately rewarded
when Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act on July 7, 1958.
Stepovich resigned from his post to unsuccessfully pursue a seat in the
newly-created Alaskan Senate, and his political career ended less than a
decade later, following several unsuccessful campaigns for governor.
Stepovich died after a fall, and had been the earliest-serving governor
prior to his death. Jefferson Survives receives 2 points for age and 5
points for solo, for a total of 7 points.
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