Flags lowered in honor of former Fairbanks senator

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2003

JUNEAU (AP) Gov. Frank Murkowski ordered state flags lowered to half staff Tuesday in honor of former state Sen. Bill Waugaman of Fairbanks.

Waugaman served in the Senate in 1967 and 1968.

Waugaman was known in Fairbanks for hunting and fishing issues. He helped form the Interior Wildlife Association, which focused on issues including predator control and ending the hunting season on cow moose.

Waugaman moved to Alaska in 1940 to work on a road project in Fairbanks.

He was a former president of the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Miners Association and also was involved in the Elks Lodge, the Pioneers of Alaska, and the Tanana Valley Sportsman's Association.

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