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


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Rick Halford

Spouse: Rona

Children: Stacy, Katy, Tina, Kellen, Alec

Residency in Alaska: Anchorage, 1966-68; Chugiak/Eagle River, 1968-to present

Education: High School - Norwell High School,1958-62 College/University - Kings College; Alaska Methodist University, B.A. History - Political Science, Minor in Economics

Military Service: Alaska Air National Guard, 7 years, 1968-75, Staff Sergeant, Honorable Discharge

Political and Government Positions: State Senate, 1983-to present; Senate President, 1993-94; Minority Leader, 1985-87, 1989, 1991-92, 1995-96; Chair, Senate Resources Committee; Chair, Joint Special Committee on Mergers; State House of Representatives, 1979-82; Majority Leader, 1981-82

Business and Professional Positions: Halford Guide Service

Service Organization(s) Membership: Life Member, National Rifle Association; Alaska Airmen's Association; Alaska Outdoor Council; Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce; Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society

Special Interests: Flying, children and outdoor activities

Other: Legislator of the Year, Safari Club International, Alaska Chapter,1999; Defender of Freedom Award, National Rifle Association, 1996; Wildlife Conservation Legislator of the Year, Alaska Outdoor Council,1996,1990; Outstanding Republican State Senator, Alaska Republican Party,1992; Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Phi Delta Kappa,1988

Date/Place of Birth: 9/17/44; Boston, MA

Occupation: Commercial Pilot; Guide