Walter J. Hickel Quotes

Those who say "not in my back yard" are saying "rape someone else's back yard.

Commenting on demands for restrictions on oil drilling:
Walter J. Hickel
Walter J. Hickel
  • Born: August 18, 1919
  • Died: May 7, 2010
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Walter Joseph "Wally" Hickel was an American businessman, real estate developer, and politician. Starting out in Alaska during territorial days as a construction worker and subsequently a construction company owner/operator, he later became heavily involved with real estate development during Alaska's post-World War II boom period, building residential subdivisions at first, then branching out to building and operating shopping centers and hotels. Thrust into politics during the early 1950s by a power struggle within the territorial Republican Party and the battle to achieve statehood for Alaska, Hickel remained a formidable power in Alaskan politics for nearly a half century.

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