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Sarah Louise Palin (née Heath) is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 Presidential election running with the Republican presidential nominee, Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major political party and the first Republican woman nominated for the vice presidency. Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies.
She was elected to the Wasilla City Council in 1992 and became Mayor of Wasilla in 1996. In 2003, after an unsuccessful run for Lieutenant Governor, she was appointed Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, responsible for overseeing the state's oil and gas fields for safety and efficiency. The youngest person and first woman to be elected Governor of Alaska, Palin held the office from December 2006 until her resignation in July 2009.
Since leaving office, she has endorsed and campaigned for the Tea Party movement as well as several candidates in multiple election cycles. From 2010 to 2015, she provided political commentary for Fox News. On April 3, 2014, Palin premiered her latest TV show, Amazing America with Sarah Palin, on the Sportsman Channel. On July 27, 2014, Palin launched an online news network, the Sarah Palin Channel.
|Offspring of Chuck Heath and Sarah Sheeran (1940)|
|Sarah Louise Heath (1964)||11 February 1964 Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho, United States|| Todd Mitchell Palin (1964)|
|Offspring of Sarah Louise Heath and Todd Mitchell Palin (1964)|
|Track Palin (1989)|| |
|Bristol Palin (1990)|| |
|Willow Palin (1995)|| |
|Piper Palin (2001)|| |
|Trig Palin (2008)|
Sarah Palin has the following ancestor chains:
- Knowles Godfrey (1762-1794)/List of Immigrant Ancestors - ( SSheeran, HLGower, CStrong, ALGodfrey, JRGodfrey, BGodfrey, KGodfrey2) - Veteran of the American Revolutionary War and then a sea captain who died of yellow fever. His tree includes many famous early New England immigrants - including Mayflower pilgrims William Brewster (1567-1644) and Stephen Hopkins (1581-1644). Also this line includes Plymouth Colony governors Thomas Prence (1600-1673) and Edmond Freeman (1596-1682). There is also early Romanian gypsy immigrant Austin Bearse (1618-1697) and his indian maiden wife Mary Hyanno (1620-1660).
- Henry Samson (c1603-1684) - CRHeath, NMBrandt, MBRuddock, TSRuddock, RDamon, RThayer, MThayer, ESamson, SSamson, HSamson1) - Mayflower pilgrim
- James Gower (1772-1855)/List of Immigrant Ancestors - ( SSheera, HLGower, JCGower, ACGower, CNGower, SNorton, JGower) - Settler and mill operator who left Martha's Vineyard to settle in upstate Maine. His tree has many early New England settlers including several Mayflower pilgrims: Richard Warren (c1580-1628).