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Walter J. Hickel (1969–1970) - Secretary of the Interior

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Walter J. Hickel was born in Claflin, Kansas, in 1919. He moved to Alaska in 1940 and worked at various trades from bartending to carpentry. Hickel later became governor of Alaska (1966-1969, 1990-1994). During the Nixon administration, he served as U.S. secretary of the interior (1969-1970).

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Ken Hughes

Mr. Hughes coordinates the team of scholars reviewing and transcribing President Richard M. Nixon’s White House tapes, as part of the Presidential Recordings Project at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.