Walker names Anchorage lawyer as Alaska attorney general

    Lindemuth is the second woman to be appointed to the post after Grace Schaible, who served between 1987 and 1989 under the administration of then-Gov. Steve Cowper.

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker has appointed an Anchorage lawyer as Alaska's top attorney.

    Walker on Tuesday named Jahna Lindemuth as his new attorney general. She will begin in early August.

    Walker's office says Lindemuth is the second woman to be appointed to the post, and was among four finalists for the job. The first was Grace Schaible, who served between 1987 and 1989 under the administration of then-Gov. Steve Cowper.

    Walker says Lindemuth is highly regarded in legal circles for her "strong work ethic, professional demeanor, and compassion for Alaskans."

    Walker's office says Lindemuth has extensive experience in commercial litigation, administrative management and appellate work. Born and raised in Anchorage, Lindemuth is a partner in the law firm, Dorsey & Whitney, and heads the company's Anchorage office.

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