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John Butrovich
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Member of the Alaska Senate
from the district
In office
Personal details
John Butrovich Jr.

(1910-03-22)March 22, 1910
Fairbanks, Territory of Alaska, U.S.
DiedJune 3, 1997(1997-06-03) (aged 87)
Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education Washington State University

John Butrovich Jr. (March 22, 1910 — June 3, 1997) was an American businessman and politician.

Born in a mining camp near Fairbanks, Alaska to a Montenegrin American family, Butrovich graduated from Fairbanks High School in 1929. He then went to Washington State University. He returned to Fairbanks and was in the insurance business. From 1944 to 1958, Butrovich served in the Alaska Territorial Senate and was a Republican. In 1958, Butrovich ran in the election for Governor of Alaska and lost the election. From 1963 to 1979, Butrovich served in the Alaska State Senate. Butrovich died at his home in Fairbanks, Alaska from a long illness. [1] [2]


  1. ^ Butrovich, Jr.
  2. ^ 'Alaska Statehood Leader John Butrovich Dies at 87,' Sikta Daily Sentinel, June 4, 1997, pg. 3