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Nicholas Joseph BEGICH

(1932-1972)

BEGICH, Nicholas Joseph, (father of Mark Begich), a Representative from Alaska; born in Eveleth, Saint Louis County, Minn., April 6, 1932; attended the Eveleth public schools and Eveleth Junior College; St. Cloud State College, St. Cloud, Minn., B.A., 1952; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., M.A., 1954; doctoral work at the Universities of Colorado and North Dakota; high school instructor, counselor and director, student personnel, 1952-1959; principal and superintendent, Fort Richardson Schools, Alaska, 1959-1968; part-time instructor, University of Alaska, Anchorage branch, 1956-1968; builder and manager of apartment houses in Anchorage beginning in 1968; elected to Alaska State senate for two four year terms, 1963-1971, serving as minority whip from 1967; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the Ninety-third Congresses; disappeared while on a campaign flight from Anchorage to Juneau, Alaska, October 16, 1972; served from January 3, 1971, until December 29, 1972, at which time a presumptive death certificate was recorded in the State of Alaska.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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