Gerken, Arthur E. 1934-(Ted Gerken)

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GERKEN, Arthur E. 1934-(Ted Gerken)

PERSONAL: Born January 15, 1934, in Sea Cliff, NY; married Mary E. Wickersham, March 21, 1977; children: William A., David B., Angela J., Elizabeth A. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, B.S., 1955; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.C.E., 1964. Politics: Independent. Religion: Protestant. Hobbies and other interests: Flying, fishing, hunting.

ADDRESSES: Home and offıce—6160 Farpoint Dr., Anchorage, AK 99507; fax: 907-337-9844. E-mail— [email protected].

CAREER: U.S. Coast Guard, career officer, 1955-75, retiring as commander; City of Kodiak, Kodiak, AK, city manager, 1975-77; manager of a lodge in Iliamua, AK, 1977—. Also works as chief guide and pilot.


as ted gerken

Gamble at Iliamua (nonfiction), Anchor Publishing, 1988.

Nightmare of Dream Creek (fiction), Anchor Publishing, 1995.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on fly fishing.

SIDELIGHTS: Arthur E. Gerken told CA: "I had a compelling desire to tell the story of how we started a new business in the bush of Alaska."