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


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Patrick O'Connell

BIRTH DATE/PLACE: 03/28/1940;
Baldwin, Wisconsin

OCCUPATION: Teacher, Journalist, Commercial Fisherman

EDUCATION: College/University: University of Wisconsin, River Falls, BS in Social Science/Journalism, 1962; Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1967-1968, MS in Journalism

MILITARY SERVICE: US Navy, 1964-1967, Lieutenant

EMPLOYMENT: Active Part-Owner, Peninsula Clarion Weekly Newspaper, 1975-1978; Member, Kenai Chamber of Commerce; Member, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly; Teacher, Kenai Central High School; Political Newswriter; Photographer;

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Member, Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Kenai; Founding Faculty Coordinator, Kenai Central High School Hockey Team;

SPECIAL INTERESTS: Sponsoring student publications, ski club, weekend excursions to Mt. Alyeska, high school athletic programs, aiding students in acquiring college scholarships and entrance into vocational training programs