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Fairbanks Tall Timbers Series: Jim Sampson

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The Fairbanks Tall Timber Series honors those who have served the Fairbanks community well. Join veteran newsman Robert Hannon as he interviews Jim Sampson. Jim was born in the Panama Canal Zone and moved to Alaska a year later. He was named Alaska Commissioner of Labor by Gov. Steve Cowper. He was elected mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough twice, from 1991 to 1997. He was appointed to the Alaska Permanent Fund Board and in 2003, he took over the presidency of the AFL-CIO for five years. After a short retirement, he began raising money for the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center and served as director until 2016.

Fairbanks Tall Timbers Series: Jim Sampson