John Howard Lindauer

John Howard Lindauer
John Howard Lindauer II

Lindauer in 1998 in his campaign photo
Born November 20, 1937 (1937-11-20) (age 74)
Montclair, New Jersey
Residence Chicago, Illinois
Education B.S. at Arizona State University
Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University
Occupation Economist, Publisher
Chancellor for the University of Alaska (1976-1978)
Spouse Jackie (1932–1992)
Dorothy A. Oremus [1]
Children Susan Lindauer John Howard Lindauer III
Parents Louise (1905–c.2004)
John Howard Lindauer I (1905–1954)

John Howard Lindauer II (born on November 20, 1937 in Montclair, New Jersey) served as Chancellor for the University of Alaska Anchorage from 1976 to 1978 then was Dean of the School of Business and Public Affairs. He was the Republican Party candidate for governor of Alaska in 1998.[1] He is the father of Susan Lindauer and (John Howard Lindauer III), and lived in Alaska from 1976 until 2002. He currently resides in Chicago.


He was born on November 20, 1937 to Louise (1905–c.2004) and John Howard Lindauer I (1905–1954) in Montclair, New Jersey.[1] He attended North Phoenix High School from 1951 to 1954 and Arizona State University from where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.[1] He later attended Oklahoma State University where he received a Ph.D. in Economics.[1] He served in the United States Army for three years and spent five years in the Army Reserve. He was Assistant Professor of Economics at Occidental College 1964-1966 and then Associate Professor and Professor at CMC and the Claremont Graduate School 1966-1974. Then He then moved to Alaska and served as Chancellor for the University of Alaska Anchorage from 1976 to 1978 then was dean of the School of Business and Public Affairs.[2] He served as a Pipeline Commissioner, and later worked at the Alaska Post-Secondary Education Commission. With his wife, Jacqueline Lindauer, he was the co-publisher of Alaska Rural Newspapers which published ten newspapers.[1][3] He was president of Denali Broadcasting and the Alaska Radio Network which owns five radio stations.[4] He was the Fulbright Professor of Economics in India.[1]

In 1982 he won a seat for District 10 in the Alaska House of Representatives. He was a member of the House Finance Committee.[4][5]

In 1990, he was the Alaskan Independence Party's gubernatorial nominee and he abruptly withdrew from the campaign after the illness of his first wife, Jackie (1932–1992).[6] In 1998 he ran for Governor of Alaska and received 18% of the vote. Tony Knowles won with 51% and Robin Taylor, a Republican Party write-in candidate split the vote when he received 20%. He spent more than $1.7 million in personal funds on the campaign.[7][8][9]


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  • Macroeconomic Readings (1969) ASIN B000HCSLC0
  • Land Taxation and Indian Economic Development (with Sarjit Singh) 1974
  • Economics: A modern view (1977) ISBN 978-0721657776
  • Effects of Selected Methods to Improve Unemployment Rates Used to Identify Depressed Areas; Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Volume 20, Number 3 (April, 1967), pp. 433-440
  • The Accuracy of Area Unemployment Estimates Used to Identify Depressed Areas; Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Volume 19, Number 3 (April, 1966), pp. 377-389


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "John Howard Lindauer". State of Alaska. Archived from the original on 2000-01-10. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Lindauer Eyes Pipeline Post". Anchorage Daily News. January 13, 1978.,1046427. Retrieved 2010-03-23. "Lindauer, chancellor of the University of Alaska, Anchorage, is one of two candidates ..." 
  3. ^ "Lindauer Papers On Block Publisher. Politician Wants To Spend Time With Family". Anchorage Daily News. July 24, 1991. Retrieved 2010-12-26. "After a decade in the publishing business, former Independence Party gubernatorial candidate John Lindauer has put his eight rural weekly newspapers up for sale. Lindauer said he decided to sell the papers "for the same reason that I dropped out of the governor's race. My wife is very ill, so we thought we would test the market." He would not specify the asking price. ... Lindauer's Alaska Rural Newspapers also publishes the statewide Alaska Commercial Fisherman the largest paper in his group and a new 40,000 circulation ..." 
  4. ^ a b "District 10 race one of the spiciest". Anchorage Daily News. August 13, 1982.,5600907&dq=lindauer+alaska&hl=en. Retrieved 2010-03-23. "Lindauer, is now the owner of the Alaska Radio Network. Opponent Beirne, has raised less than he has spent so far on the campaign. ..." 
  5. ^ "Candidates For House". Anchorage Daily News. June 15, 1984.,7623892&dq=lindauer+alaska&hl=en. Retrieved 2010-03-23. "John Lindauer, a former chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage is completing his first term in the House. He was a member of the House Finance Committee ..." 
  6. ^ "GOP's Lindauer Wins Primary for Alaska Governor". Washington Post. August 27, 1998.,+1998&author=&pub=The+Washington+Post&desc=GOP's+Lindauer+Wins+Primary+for+Alaska+Governor;+Dead+Woman+Makes+Runoff+In+Oklahoma+Senate+Contest&pqatl=google. Retrieved 2010-03-23. "Eight years ago, John Lindauer won an Alaska gubernatorial nomination, then stepped aside when his wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer and watched his replacement win it all. ... In Alaska, [Tony] Knowles won 35 percent of the vote in the open primary, which allows voters to choose any candidate regardless of party. Knowles easily defeated his Democratic challenger, but gave Lindauer hope by drawing less than 50 percent of the vote." 
  7. ^ "GOP cuts Lindauer support - for good". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-12-25. "He called the party's decision to dump Lindauer "regrettable but necessary" in light of Lindauer's admission this month that his wealthy wife had contributed large amounts of the $1.7 million he has spent challenging Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles." 
  8. ^ "Onetime candidate for Alaska governor faces criminal charges". Associated Press. August 24, 1999. Retrieved 2010-12-26. "Former Republican gubernatorial candidate John Lindauer, who won the GOP primary last year with a lavish campaign he later admitted was funded by his wife, was charged today with perjury and violations of campaign laws. Documents filed in Superior Court in Anchorage accuses Lindauer of providing false information in campaign disclosure statements, soliciting illegal contributions and failing to report illegal campaign contributions. Lindauer was accused of perjury ..." 
  9. ^ "National News Briefs; In Alaska, Ex-Candidate Faces Criminal Charges". New York Times. August 25, 1999. Retrieved 2010-12-26. "A former candidate for governor who won the Republican primary last year with a lavish campaign that he later admitted was paid for by his wife was charged today with perjury and violations of campaign laws. ... Mr. Lindauer won the primary last year with a $1.7 million campaign, a sum that he said was his own money. But his campaign quickly destructed after he admitted that most of the money came from his wife." 

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