• Date Of Birth: March 30, 1921
  • Date Of Death: February 21, 2021
  • Spouse: Joe Alexander (m. 1944), Jim Hurley (m. 1960)
  • Children: David Alexander, Susan Alexander Derrera and Mary Hurley Hilowitz
  • Occupation: Politician
  • City: Juneau
  • State: Alaska

Olga Katherine Torkelsen Hurley (March 30, 1921 – February 21, 2021) was the Secretary to Alaska Territorial Governor Ernest Gruening from 1944 until his departure from office in 1953. She was Chief Clerk to the Alaska Constitutional Convention in 1955–56 and the secretary to the State Senate for five terms. In 1984, she was elected to seat 16-A in the Alaska house, serving until January 1987.

Hurley was married to Joe Alexander in 1944, and had two children, David and Susan. She remarried in 1960 to Jim Hurley, a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention and a member of the first state legislature. They had a daughter, Mary. They moved to Palmer in 1960, purchased the office of the Alaska Title Guaranty company, and later moved to the shore of Wasilla Lake in 1963. They divorced some time after that. She was the organist for St. David’s Episcopal Church in Wasilla for decades. In 2001, she received the Dot Jones award, named for the first woman mayor of the Mat-Su Borough. In 2009, she was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame. Hurley died near family in a private memory care facility in Portland, Oregon where she spent the final years of her life. Hurley’s passage left delegate and former Alaska state senator Vic Fischer as the sole remaining living participant in the state’s Constitutional Convention. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.