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Talis Colberg

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Talis Colberg
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Attorney General of Alaska
Former officeholder
In office
December 2006 - February 2009
PredecessorDavid W. Márquez
Elections and appointments
AppointedDecember 13, 2006
Appointed byGovernor of Alaska Sarah Palin (R)
Term limitsN/A
High schoolPalmer High School (1976)
Bachelor'sPacific Lutheran University (1979)
J.D.Pepperdine University School of Law (1983)
Ph.D.University of Alaska (2008)
Office website
Talis J. Colberg was the seventeenth Attorney General of Alaska. Appointed by Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin (R) on December 13, 2006, Colberg served until his resignation in February 2009.[1]

Palin said about her appointment of Talis, “Adding [him] to my team continues to demonstrate my commitment to fill the top posts of my administration with the best in the state. He will bring a fresh perspective on all issues as legal advisor to the governor and other state officers. Colberg has a profound respect for the Constitution of the State of Alaska and its strict interpretation. He is an inherent believer in trust and transparency.”[2]


Before his appointment, Colberg was a solo practitioner in Palmer, Alaska and an adjunct History professor at Matanuska-Susitna College. Colberg succeeded David W. Márquez.

Colberg graduated from Palmer High School in 1976, after which he attended Pacific Lutheran University (B.A. 1979) and Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D. 1983). He received his Ph.D. at University of Alaska in 2008.

Colberg lives in Palmer and is married with two daughters.

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