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George Hohman

George Hohman George Hohman was a long-time resident of Bethel, Alaska. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1932. He first came to Alaska in 1954 with the Army. He was stationed at Fort Richardson, where he was a Russian translator, and then sent to the Pribilof Islands to study the influence of the Russian language on the Native language of the area. In 1962, George returned to Alaska to teach for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Yukon-Kuskokwim area. He taught in the villages of Emmonak and Nunapitchuk, and was principal-teacher in Kwigillingok. In 1967, he moved to Bethel and taught there, and also was elected to represent the Yukon-Kuskokwim area as their representative to the State House . In 1972, he was elected to the State Senate. George represented the Yukon-Kuskokwim and Bristol Bay districts in the Alaska State Legislature for a total of sixteen years. George was a teacher, legislator, air-taxi owner, businessman and guide. In retirement, he divided his time between Las Vegas, Nevada, and Bethel and pursued his interest in genealogy. In his later years, he especially enjoyed visiting with his many friends all around Bethel and at the senior center. To read more about the life of George Hohman, see his obituary.
Date of Birth:
Jun 2, 1932
Date of Death:
Nov 20, 2006
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