Passing era The Passing of Jack Coghill

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Another of the authors of the Alaska Constitution, one of a generation of Alaskans who looked always forward and seldom back, former Lt. Gov. Jack Coghill has died at the age of 93.

Niece Marilyn Coghill, now the Episcopal priest in his hometown of Nenana, said he passed peacefully in his sleep.

“Dad was a firm believer in utilizing Alaska’s natural resources to build a strong economy and provide good paying jobs for Alaska,” his son, state Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole said in Wednesday statement. “He had the same passion for Alaska, even at 93.”

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