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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.