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


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



John Coghill

Alaska State House of Representatives: Majority Leader: 2003- 2006 Chair, House Rules Committee: 2007 - present Chair, State Affairs Committee: 2001 - 2002 Co-Chair, Joint Armed Services Committee: 2005 - 2006 Co-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 1999 - 2000 Vice-Chair, Special Committee on Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 1999 - 2000 AK Information Infrastructure Task Force: 2005 - 2006 Judiciary Committee: 2001 - 2006 Legislative Council Joint Committee: 2003 - 2006 Local Government Advisoory Commission: 2005 - 2006 Rules Committee: 2003 - present State Affairs Committee: 2003 - 2004 Special Committee on Economic evelopment, International Trade, and Tourism: 2005 - 2006 Special Committee on Education: 2003 Special Committee on Fisheries: 2001 - 2002 Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2001 - 2004 Finance Subcommittees: - Governor: 2003 - 2006 - Health & Social Services: 2001 - 2006 - Legislature: 2003 - 2006 - Natural Resources: 1999 - 2006 - Education & Early Development: 2001 - 2002 - Education: 1999 - 2000 - Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 1999 - 2000

Special Interests: Family activities, Carpentry, History

Date/Place of Birth: August 15, 1950 Fairbanks, Alaska

Residency: Nenana: 1950 - 1975 Fairbanks: 1975 - present

Occupation: Small Business Owner

Spouse: Luann

Children: Children - Shaun (John), Joshua, Jayme Grandchildren - Alexander, Grace, Joshua, and Kinley

Education: Nenana Public School: 1955 - 1968, High School Diploma

Military: 5 years service U.S. Air Force, S.Sgt

Other Political and Government Positions: Chair, District 18 Republican Party of Alaska Former Chair, District 32 Republican Party of Alaska. Delegate, Republican National Convention: 1996.

Business and Professional Positions: Small Business Owner Private School Teacher Pastor’s Assistant Concrete Cutter