Palin, Sarah Heath
Sarah Heath Palin (pā´lĬn), 1964–, U.S. politician, b. Sandpoint, Idaho, as Sarah Louise Heath, grad. Univ. of Idaho (B.S. 1987). Her family moved to Alaska not long after she was born. In 1992 she entered Alaskan local politics, winning two terms on Wasilla's city council (1992–96) and two terms as its mayor (1996–2002). A Republican and a social conservative, she made (2002) an unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor and chaired (2003–4) the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Concerned by ethical conflicts involving a commission member who was also Republican state party chairman, she resigned after serving less than a year. In 2006 she defeated Governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary and won the governorship in the general election, becoming Alaska's first woman governor. Chosen in 2008 by Republican presidential candidate John McCain to be his running mate, Palin became the first woman to be nominated for the vice presidency by the Republican party. The McCain-Palin ticket lost the election to Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Palin resigned as governor in 2009, before the end of her term. Since then she has supported Tea Party candidates, authored two books (2009, 2010), and hosted a reality show about living in Alaska (2010–11).
See her memoir (2009); S. Conroy and S. Walshe, Sarah from Alaska (2009).
"Palin, Sarah Heath." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (June 16, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/palin-sarah-heath
"Palin, Sarah Heath." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved June 16, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/palin-sarah-heath
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.