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Politician members in Alaska

  George Forrest Alexander (1882-1948) — also known as George F. Alexander — of Gallatin, Daviess County, Mo.; Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.; Juneau, Alaska. Born in Gallatin, Daviess County, Mo., April 20, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Multnomah County Democratic Party, 1914-18; candidate for circuit judge in Oregon, 1922; U.S. District Judge for Alaska, 1934-46. Christian. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Chi; Theta Nu Epsilon; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Woodmen. Died May 16, 1948 (age 66 years, 26 days). Entombed in mausoleum at River View Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Willis Alexander and Roe Ann (Richardson) Alexander; married, April 27, 1907, to Lola Mae Surface.
  Burton Ellsworth Bennett (1863-1929) — also known as Burton E. Bennett — of Seattle, King County, Wash.; Sitka, Alaska. Born in North Brookfield, Madison County, N.Y., April 17, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Alaska Territory, 1895-98. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1929 (age about 66 years). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Rhoades Bennett and Mary Hill (Loomis) Bennett.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Ernest Bunnell (1878-1956) — also known as Charles E. Bunnell — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born in Dimock, Susquehanna County, Pa., January 12, 1878. Democrat. Candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Alaska Territory, 1914; U.S. District Judge for Alaska, 1914-21; first president of the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines (later University of Alaska), 1921-45. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Elks. Died, following a heart attack, at a nursing home in Burlingame, San Mateo County, Calif., November 1, 1956 (age 78 years, 294 days). Interment at Birch Hill Cemetery, Fairbanks, Alaska; statue at University of Alaska Campus, Fairbanks, Alaska.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Walton Bunnell and Ruth (Tingley) Bunnell; married, July 24, 1901, to Mary Anna Kline.
  James Judson Crossley (b. 1869) — also known as James J. Crossley — of Winterset, Madison County, Iowa; Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska; Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Crawford Township, Madison County, Iowa, August 31, 1869. Republican. Superintendent of schools; member of Iowa state senate, 1900-07; U.S. Attorney for the 3rd District of Alaska Territory, 1908-09; U.S. Attorney for the 4th District of Alaska Territory, 1909-14. Member, Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Wesley Crossley and Cynthia Jane (Hardy) Crossley; married, August 10, 1910, to Cherry L. Hyde.
  Warren N. Cuddy (b. 1886) — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Abingdon, Harford County, Md., October 11, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the 3rd District of Alaska Territory, 1928-33. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Lawson Cuddy and Sarah N. (James) Cuddy; married, August 16, 1916, to Lucy Hon.
  Justin Woodward Harding (b. 1888) — also known as Justin W. Harding — of Franklin, Warren County, Ohio; Juneau, Alaska. Born in Franklin, Warren County, Ohio, December 19, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1921-27; U.S. Attorney for the 1st District of Alaska Territory, 1927-29; U.S. District Judge for Alaska, 1929-33. Protestant. Member, Kappa Sigma; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence H. Harding and Lilly (Woodward) Harding; married, September 4, 1912, to May Gaynor.
  Marcus F. Jensen (1908-2001) — of Douglas (now part of Juneau), Alaska. Born in Westhope, Bottineau County, N.Dak., August 8, 1908. Democrat. Mayor of Douglas, Alaska, 1945-47, 1961-64; member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1949-50; member of Alaska territorial senate 1st District, 1953-56; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1961. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Juneau, Alaska, February 6, 2001 (age 92 years, 182 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Shrine of St. Therese, Juneau, Alaska.
  James Simpson MacKinnon (b. 1897) — of Juneau, Alaska. Born in Juneau, Alaska, 1897. Republican. Laundry and dry cleaning business; member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1951-52. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lockie MacKinnon and Martha (Lokke) MacKinnon; married, December 5, 1923, to Hazel Jaeger.
  Morrell Lewis MacSpadden (1903-1961) — also known as Morrell L. MacSpadden; Molly MacSpadden — of Juneau, Alaska. Born in Garrison, Powell County, Mont., January 24, 1903. Republican. Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1953-54; mayor of Juneau, Alaska, 1955-59. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Juneau, Alaska, November 2, 1961 (age 58 years, 282 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Juneau, Alaska.
  Relatives: Married 1928 to Janice Lowe.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Edgar Manders (1895-1973) — also known as John E. Manders — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Denver, Colo., February 3, 1895. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Alaska Territory, 1944; mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 1945-46; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1952; candidate for nomination for U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1958. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Died in a hospital at Anchorage, Alaska, February 18, 1973 (age 78 years, 15 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Francis Manders and Letha Clementine (Barnes) Manders; married, June 6, 1914, to Henrietta Bertolas.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Andrew Nerland (1870-1956) — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born in Molda, Norway, April 18, 1870. Republican. Furniture merchant; mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska, 1915-16; member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 4th District, 1917-18, 1931-38; Speaker of Alaska Territory House of Representatives, 1921-22; trustee, Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, 1929-35, continuing as regent, University of Alaska, 1935-56; member of Alaska territorial senate 4th District, 1945-50. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died, of a heart attack, in Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, February 6, 1956 (age 85 years, 294 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Arthur Leslie Nerland.
  George Alexander Parks (1883-1984) — of Juneau, Alaska. Born in Denver, Colo., May 29, 1883. Mining engineer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Alaska Territory, 1925-33; vice-president, First National Bank of Juneau. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Juneau, Alaska, May 11, 1984 (age 100 years, 348 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Juneau, Alaska; memorial monument at Newcomb Park, Wasilla, Alaska.
  Relatives: Son of James Parks and Mary Leach (Ferguson) Parks.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Key Pittman (1872-1940) — of Nome, Nome census area, Alaska; Tonopah, Nye County, Nev. Born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., September 19, 1872. Democrat. Went to the Klondike for the 1898 Gold Rush; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928, 1936, 1940; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1913-40; defeated, 1910; died in office 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. It was rumored for years that he died before his final election in 1940, and that party leaders kept his body on ice in a hotel bathtub until he was re-elected; this story has been disproven. In fact, he suffered a severe heart attack before the election, at the Riverside Hotel, and died after the election at the Washoe General Hospital, Reno, Washoe County, Nev., November 10, 1940 (age 68 years, 52 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of William Buckner Pittman and Catherine (Key) Pittman; brother of Vail Montgomery Pittman; married, July 7, 1900, to Mimosa June Gates; great-grandnephew of Richard Aylett Buckner; first cousin twice removed of Aylette Buckner; second cousin four times removed of John Walker and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of James Francis Buckner Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Robert Brooke, George Madison and Meriwether Lewis; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner.
  Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Tyler family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
E. W. Rowell Ellsworth Wagner Rowell (1886-1953) — also known as E. W. Rowell; "Bert" — of Casper, Natrona County, Wyo.; Anchorage, Alaska. Born in California, March 29, 1886. Republican. Locomotive engineer; printing business; mayor of Casper, Wyo., 1930-33; defeated, 1927, 1933, 1935, 1937; candidate for Governor of Wyoming, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Moose; Elks; Lions. Died, following surgery for a brain tumor, in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., May 27, 1953 (age 67 years, 59 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Married, November 2, 1906, to Daphne Cohen; married 1933 to Izetta mae Daugaard.
  Image source: Casper (Wyoming) Tribune-Herald, November 4, 1931
  Robin L. Taylor (b. 1943) — of Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska; Wrangell, Alaska. Born in Sedro-Woolley, Skagit County, Wash., February 5, 1943. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Alaska, 1977-82; member of Alaska state house of representatives; elected 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990; member of Alaska state senate District A, 1992-; appointed 1992; Republican candidate for Governor of Alaska, 1998 (primary), 1998. Member, American Judicature Society; Elks; Moose; National Rifle Association; Freemasons. Still living as of 2001.
  Warren Truitt (1849-1935) — of Moscow, Latah County, Idaho. Born in Fayette, Greene County, Ill., 1849. Republican. Lawyer; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1882; district judge in Alaska, 1892-96; member of Idaho state senate, 1906-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1908; justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1914-15; appointed 1914. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1935 (age about 86 years). Interment at Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Truitt and Cynthia (Carr) Truitt; married, February 28, 1888, to Kathryn Mayer.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Donald Edwin Young (b. 1933) — also known as Don Young — of Fort Yukon, Yukon-Koyukuk census area, Alaska. Born in Meridian, Sutter County, Calif., June 9, 1933. Republican. School teacher; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1967-70; member of Alaska state senate, 1971-73; U.S. Representative from Alaska at-large, 1973-. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; National Education Association; Elks; Lions; Jaycees. Still living as of 2019.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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