Update: Former territorial governor dies
Former Alaska territorial Gov. Mike Stepovich has died at the age of 94.
According to his daughter, Antonia Stepovich Gore, he died early Friday morning at a hospital in San Diego. He had been hospitalized since suffering head injuries in a fall on Saturday night. His 13 children had gathered in San Diego to be with him after he was hospitalized.
Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff.
A former Alaska territorial governor has been injured in a fall.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Mike Stepovich is hospitalized in San Diego.
His son, Fairbanks attorney Michael Stepovich, tells the newspaper that his 94-year-old father was injured Saturday night while visiting another son, and suffered a head injury.
He described his father’s condition as “probably critical,” and doctors are monitoring him. He’s been semi-conscious since the fall.
All of his 13 children have traveled to San Diego to be with him.
President Eisenhower appointed the elder Stepovich as Alaska’s territorial governor in 1957. He resigned a year later for an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate.