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Wilson Condon 1939 - 2015

Wilson Condon

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January 13, 2016
I am saddened to hear we have lost Wil. He was an inspirational leader and mentor to a generation of lawyers. We will miss him.
January 13, 2016
To the Condon family, my condolences. Wil was my coach and mentor back in the 60's, I rowed for him in '64 and '65, and the following year I worked with Wil as the coach of the Freshman Crew, the class of '69. He was a struggling law student at the time,and truly a unique individual. At that young age he was able to motivate a bunch of non-scholarship athletes to put in endless hours of hard work on the water and the stadium stairs, and to push themselves to find the limits of their physical and mental toughness. Wil did not exactly have "charisma" but he knew how to lead and motivate, skills that obviously served him well in his legal and political careers. I hope some of my personal success in the Marine Corps can be tracked back to Wil's example at Stanford. Most of us who rowed for Wil had not seen him for years, but his career in Alaska was always a topic of conversation whenever we would run across each other at Stanford events. Rest in peace Wil Condon.
January 11, 2016
Dear Susan--
I am so sorry to hear about Wilson's death. I didn't know him except as your husband but I always enjoyed seeing him with you as he was so caring and gentle with you. It was so obvious that he cherished you and you cherished him. When you feel up to it, call me and we can meet for tea.
January 05, 2016
Dear Susan, I remember your husband with such respect and gratitude. In the years we overlapped at the AG's office in the 80s, I will always remember him. He always walked through our office, stopping at the secretaries' desks, chatting with our receptionist who he addressed by name, asking personal questions in a way that convinced me he was really interested in the answers. He was a real human being in the best sense of those words. I am so sorry that you have to figure out life without him. Please know that even when you couldn't be there, he would have made you proud. Kind regards, Barbara Hendricksen
January 05, 2016
I was greatly saddened by the news of Wil's death. I was just thinking of him a few days ago and have frequently reflected on our long association in Alaska's oil and gas matters.

I met Wil shortly after he graduated from Stanford Law and worked with him on his first case as Assistant Attorney General. This was an attempt to keep AMU solvent for another year. As usual, Wil came up with a brilliant solution.

We later were on Governor Egan's Ad Hoc Oil and Gas Policy Committee which resulted in eight bills to tax and govern the development of oil and gas in Alaska, especially the North Slope and the TAPS pipeline. This legislation passed under Wil's guidance during the Second Special Session of the Legislature in 1973.We then worked together on the implementation of those laws.

My last association with Wil was working together on the Amerada Hess case.

Wil told me shortly after we met that his interest was natural resources law and I remarked that he was in the right place. That remark turned out to be prescient since I don't believe Alaska would have done nearly as well with its oil and gas resources had it not been for Wil's involvement.

Wil will not be forgotten by his friends and associates nor should he be forgotten by the people of Alaska who owe him so much.

My sincere condolences to Susan. He was a fun guy to work with despite his high intellect and depth.

I will continue to think of him with fondness and respect as I have over the last several years.

His struggle are over. May he Rest in Peace.
January 04, 2016
Susan and everyone who knew, loved, and admired Wilson, I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I knew him in 1980's and early 90's as one of the many people who worked with him on the Amerada Hess litigation and became his friend. I learned so much from Wilson that helps me every day professionally and personally. I think of him often, and especially remember his good humor and warmth. The world is a fundamentally different place without him in it.
January 04, 2016
My sincere condolences to you. I so enjoyed both of you when we visited in my shop.
January 04, 2016
Of all those who served as Attorney General for the State of Alaska, Wilson was the most admired and beloved of them all by the attorneys and staff of the Department of Law. Harold M. Brown
January 04, 2016
Condon family: I was a freshman at Stanford in 1963 and Will asked me to join the Frosh Crew (he asked every guy who was over 6 foot!). I accepted and rowed for him for all four years of my college life. He made a huge impact on me in ways far beyond merely athletics. I'll remember him always. Carl Mundt
January 03, 2016
Dear Susan,
Words cannot express the sadness we feel on hearing of Wilson's passing. He was truly a wonderful man, and the best boss I have ever had. I remember how his eyes would light up when I brought him homemade meatloaf sandwiches. I still have the framed photo of Wilson dressed as a clown at the company picnic and how he was always thrilled to be with the kids. I will always remember his kindness and humor. Sending our love and prayers.

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