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Henry Aristide 'Red' Boucher, Jr. (D), 1921-2009

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  • Hellen Bremmer
    Red Boucher, Alaska s first elected lt. governor  (1976-1974), died June 19, 2009 at his home in Anchorage. He was born January 27, 1921 in Nashua, NH  to
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      Red Boucher, Alaska's first elected lt. governor  (1976-1974), died June 19, 2009 at his home in Anchorage. He was born January 27, 1921 in Nashua, NH  to Henry Aristide and Isabel Cameron Boucher. His father was French-Canadian and his mother was one of the first female Navy CPO's. Boucher was a member of the AK state house, the Anchorage assembly, and he was mayor of Fairbanks in 1966. He made two failed runs for mayor Anchorage. He was a WWII vet (Navy, CPO, meteorologist) and a nationally recognized authority on computer-mediated communication. He owned a sporting goods store and sponsered a baseball team which sent several players to the majors. In 1956 he and a partner won  $22,000.00 on the game show "Name That Tune". Boucher is a member of the National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame. Burial was in Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

      (He was given the nickname 'Red' by FDR who noticed his bright red hair and stopped to talk to him.)

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