Hector Chevigny

Obit:Aug 1965

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Hector Chevigny, author of three highly regarded books on Russian Alaska, died of a heart attack at his home in New York City April 20. He was 61 years old. Born and raised in Montana, he spent most of his life in writing and radio work in Seattle and Los Angeles. His first book on Russian Alaska, "The Lost Empire," was written in 1937, followed by "Lord of Alaska," which was published in 1942. The following year he lost his eyesight shortly after moving to New York. His latest book on Alaska history, "Russian America," was published only this year.� [Aug1965]

Source: Alaska Sportsman

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