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


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Richard Foster

Other Political and Government Positions: Majority Whip: 1991 - present Co-Chair, Finance Committee: 1995 - 1996 Chair, Transportation Committee: 1991 - 1994 Co-Chair, Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs: 1993 - 1994 Finance Committee: 1993 - 1994, 1997 - present Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs: 1995 - 2000 Deferred Maintenance Task Force Committee: 1997 - 1998 Alcohol & Alcohol Abuse Task Force Committee: 1993 - 1994 Finance Subcommittees: - Chair, Court System: 1999 - 2000 - Chair, Military & Veterans' Affairs: 1993 - 2006 - Chair, Transportation & Public Facilities:1993 - 1998, 2001 - 2006 - Co-Chair, Governor: 1995 - 1996 - Co-Chair, Legislature: 1995 - 1996 Bush Caucus: 1989 - present

Service Organizations and Community Involvement: Former Board Member, Nome Community Center Norton Sound Health Corporation NW Community College Rotary and Lions Clubs Pioneer Igloo #1 Federal Selective Service Board Nome Planning and Zoning Commission Nome School Board Nome City Council

Special Interests: Enjoying the country, Music by Spank The Dog

Date/Place of Birth: August 9, 1946 Nome, Alaska

Residency in Alaska: Nome: 1946 - present

Occupation: Retired Air Taxi

Education: Nome High School: Graduated 1964 University of Alaska, Fairbanks - B.B.A.: 1964 - 1968

Military: 3 years service U.S. Army, Captain Vietnam Service Medal (2 tours) Bronze Star Medal Two Army Commendation Medals

Business and Professional Positions: Former Chair, Sitnasuak Native Corporation Former Board Member, Bering Straits Native Corporation Member, Nome Eskimo Community (IRA Council)