Alaska Is One of the Most Recent Additions to the United States
As you likely know, Alaska was one of the most recent states to join the United States. In fact, it was the 49th state to join the Union, only followed by the 50th and so far final state, Hawaii. Alaska became a state on January 3, 1959. As a result, there have not been as many Alaska governors as governors of other states. In the history of the state of Alaska, it has had a total of 12 governors since it achieved statehood in 1959. Only the state of Hawaii has had fewer governors than Alaska since statehood.
Complete List of All of Alaska's Governors
One notable characteristic about the governors of the state of Alaska is that only two people have served as the state's governor on more than one occasion. These two people were William A. Egan and Wally Hickel. The current governor of the state of Alaska is Mike Dunleavy. Also, you should know that four of the five most recent Alaska governors are Republicans. Alaska has also had a governor who was part of the Independent Party, Bill Walker. Keep reading for a full list of all of the governors in Alaskan state history.