100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
"From Territorial Days to Today"


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Katie Hurley

Date/Place of Birth: 3/20/21 Juneau, Alaska

Occupation: Retired Public Servant and Businesswoman

Children : David Alexander (38), Susan Alexander (26), Mary Hurley (23)

Residency in Alaska: Juneau 1921-1960 Palmer 1960-1963 Wasilla 1963 to present

Education: High School: Juneau High School; Diploma Technical/Vocational: Behnke-Walker Business College; Oregon Post-Graduate: "Thirteen years liberal arts, University of Ernest Gruening." - E.l. Bartlett, 1953

Business and Professional Positions: Partner, Valley Abstract & Title Company, Palmer; Office Manager, Alaska Hardwoods, Wasilla; President, National Federation of Federal Employees (now NFGE)

Political and Government Positions: President, State Board of Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, 7years; Executive Director, Alaska Women's Commission, 3 years; Executive Secretary, Governor Ernest Gruening; Secretary, Alaska Senate, 5 sessions; Co-Chair, Family Community Leadership Project; Chief Clerk, Constitutional Convention; Statehood Transitional Staff, Governor William A. Egan

Service Organization Membership: Pioneers of Alaska; League of Women Voters; Sons of Norway; National Organization for Women; Women's Political Caucus

Special Interests : Alaskan history and culture; politics; travel ; Norwegian heritage; music; art; literature; church organist; newspapers