John Howard Lindauer

John Howard Lindauer II (born November 20, 1937) is an American economist who served as chancellor for the University of Alaska Anchorage from 1976 to 1978 then was Dean of the School of Business and Public Affairs. He was the Republican Party candidate for governor of Alaska in 1998, but ultimately ended up pleading no contest to campaign finance violations.[1][2][3] He is the father of Susan Lindauer and John Howard Lindauer III, and lived in Alaska from 1976 until 2002. He currently resides in Chicago.

John Lindauer
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 10B district
In office
January 1983 – January 1985
Preceded by???
Succeeded byVirginia Collins
Personal details
Born (1937-11-20) November 20, 1937 (age 83)
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (Before 1990; 1997–present)
Independence (1990–1997)
Spouse(s)Jackie (1932–1992)
Dorothy Oremus
Children2, Susan
EducationArizona State University, Tempe (BS)
Oklahoma State University (MA, PhD)


Lindauer was born on November 20, 1937 to Louise (1910–2004) and John Howard Lindauer I (1905–1954) in Montclair, New Jersey.[1] He attended North Phoenix High School from 1951 to 1954 and Arizona State University from where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He later attended Oklahoma State University where he received a Ph.D. in economics.[1][2]

He served in the United States Army for three years and spent five years in the Army Reserve.[1]

Lindauer was assistant professor of economics at Occidental College from 1964 to 1966. Then he became an associate professor and full professor at Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont Graduate School from 1966 to 1974.[2]

He then moved to Alaska and served as chancellor for the University of Alaska Anchorage from 1976 to 1978 then was dean of the School of Business and Public Affairs.[4]

Lindauer served as one of the state commissioners for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, and later worked at the Alaska Post-Secondary Education Commission. With his wife, Jacqueline Lindauer, he was the co-publisher of Alaska Rural Newspapers which published ten newspapers.[1][5] He was builder and president of Denali Broadcasting and the Alaska Radio Network which owns five radio stations.[6]

In 1982 Lindauer won a seat for District 10 in the Alaska House of Representatives. He was a member of the House Finance Committee.[6][7]

In the 1998 election, Lindauer won the Republican primary to run for Governor of Alaska. Leading up to the election he spent $1.7 million on his campaign. However, it was later revealed that nearly all the money he spent on the election came from his wife and was not his own money. Later, he pleaded no contest to charges stemming from campaign finance problems. As a result, he received a one-year suspended sentence, 100 hours of community service, 2 years of probation, and a $15,000 fine.[3]

Select publicationsEdit

  • Macroeconomics (1968, 1972, 1976), ISBN 0-471-53572-9
  • Stabilization Inflation and the Inflation-Unemployment Trade-off
  • Land Taxation and Indian Economic Development (with Sarjit Singh) 1974
  • The General Theories of Inflation, Unemployment, and Government Deficits 1968, reissued 2012


  1. ^ a b c d e "John Howard Lindauer". State of Alaska. Archived from the original on 2000-01-10. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
  2. ^ a b c "John Lindauer". 100 Years of Alaska's Legislature. State of Alaska. 2013. Retrieved 2015-01-15.
  3. ^ a b "Ex-Alaska Candidate Gets Plea Deal". Associated Press. January 7, 2000. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
  4. ^ "Lindauer Eyes Pipeline Post". Anchorage Daily News. January 13, 1978. Retrieved 2010-03-23. Lindauer, chancellor of the University of Alaska, Anchorage, is one of two candidates ...
  5. ^ "Lindauer Papers On Block Publisher. Politician Wants To Spend Time With Family". Anchorage Daily News. July 24, 1991. Retrieved 2010-12-26. After a decade in the publishing business, former Independence Party gubernatorial candidate John Lindauer has put his eight rural weekly newspapers up for sale. Lindauer said he decided to sell the papers "for the same reason that I dropped out of the governor's race. My wife is very ill, so we thought we would test the market." He would not specify the asking price. ... Lindauer's Alaska Rural Newspapers also publishes the statewide Alaska Commercial Fisherman the largest paper in his group and a new 40,000 circulation ...
  6. ^ a b "District 10 race one of the spiciest". Anchorage Daily News. August 13, 1982. Retrieved 2010-03-23. Lindauer, is now the owner of the Alaska Radio Network. Opponent Beirne, has raised less than he has spent so far on the campaign. ...
  7. ^ "Candidates For House". Anchorage Daily News. June 15, 1984. Retrieved 2010-03-23. John Lindauer, a former chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage is completing his first term in the House. He was a member of the House Finance Committee ...
Party political offices
Preceded by
Joe Vogler
Alaskan Independence nominee for Governor of Alaska
Succeeded by
Wally Hickel
Preceded by
Jim Campbell
Republican nominee for Governor of Alaska
Succeeded by
Frank Murkowski