Sarah Palin
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Sarah Palin

Governor of Alaska
Female
Born Feb 11, 1964

Sarah Louise Palin /ˈpeɪlɪn/ is an American politician, commentator and author who served as the 9th Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 presidential election alongside Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major party and first Republican woman nominated for the vice presidency. Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sarah Palin.

CHILDHOOD

1964 Birth Born on February 11, 1964.

TEENAGE

During her senior year, she was co-captain and point guard of the basketball team that won the 1982 Alaska state championship, earning the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" for her competitive streak. … Read More

TWENTIES

1984 - 1986 2 More Events
1988 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 1988, she eloped with her high school sweetheart, Todd Palin.
1989 25 Years Old Following the birth of their first child in April 1989, she helped in her husband's commercial fishing business.
She was elected to the Wasilla City Council in 1992 and became Mayor of Wasilla in 1996. … Read More

THIRTIES

Concerned that revenue from a new Wasilla sales tax would not be spent wisely, Palin ran for mayor of Wasilla in 1996, defeating incumbent mayor John Stein 651 to 440 votes. … Read More
1999 35 Years Old She was elected president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors in 1999.
2002 38 Years Old In 2002, Palin ran for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, coming in second to Loren Leman in a five-way Republican primary. Following her defeat, she campaigned throughout the state for the nominated Republican governor-lieutenant governor ticket of Frank Murkowski and Leman. Murkowski and Leman won and Murkowski resigned from his long-held U.S. Senate seat in December 2002 to assume the governorship. … Read More
Governor Murkowski offered other jobs to Palin, and in February 2003 she accepted an appointment to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which oversees Alaska's oil and gas fields for safety and efficiency. … Read More

FORTIES

2004 - 2005 4 More Events
The youngest person and first woman to be elected Governor of Alaska, Palin held the office from December 2006 until her resignation in July 2009. … Read More
Polls taken in 2007 showed her with 93% and 89% popularity among all voters, which led some media outlets to call her "the most popular governor in America." … Read More
…  As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 election running with the Republican presidential nominee, Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major political party and the first Republican woman nominated for the vice presidency. … Read More
Palin was the first guest on commentator Glenn Beck's Fox News television show on January 19, 2009, commenting on Barack Obama that he would be her president and that she would assist in any way to bring progress to the nation without abandoning her conservative views.
On February 6, 2010, Palin was the keynote speaker at the first Tea Party convention in Nashville, Tennessee. … Read More
In March 2011, Palin and her husband toured India at the invitation of Indian newsmagazine India Today, subsequently visiting Israel. … Read More

FIFTIES

On April 3, 2014, Palin premiered her latest TV show, Amazing America with Sarah Palin, on the Sportsman Channel.
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