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


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



John Torgerson

Date/Place of Birth: 10/21/47; Iowa City, IA

Occupation: Self-Employed

Spouse: Marjorie

Children: Leila, Jolene, Marissa

Residency in Alaska: Fairbanks, 1950-60; Seward, 1960-75; Kasilof, 1975-present

Education: High School - G.E.D., U.S. Army, 1966

Military Service: U.S. Army, (E-5), 3 years service

Political and Government Positions: Former Member, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly; Former President, Alaska Municipal League and Kenai Peninsula Caucus; Western States Representative, National Association of Development Organizations

Business and Professional Positions: Member/Past President, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce; Former Board Member, Alaska Chamber of Commerce

Service Organization(s) Membership: Founding Board Member/Past President, Peninsula Winter Games; Member/Past President, Kenai Eagles; Member, Soldotna Elks, Kasilof Eagles, Seward American Legion, Pioneers of Alaska; Lifetime Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Special Interests: Hiking, goldpanning