Creating Alaska

Dorothy J. Awes

City: Anchorage

District: 18

Occupation: Lawyer

Born: 1918 - Moorehead, Minnesota

Death: Unknown

Burial Location: Unknown

Alaska Resident: 1945-Unknown

Convention Posts:

  • Chair, Committee on Preamble and Bill of Rights
  • Member, Committee on Finance and Taxation

Quote from the Constitutional Convention:

"I was wondering, "The State and its political subdivisions may cooperate... to the extent consistent with the laws of the United States, with foreign nations." I don't have the United States Constitution here, but I thought that the federal government had the exclusive right to cooperate with foreign nations. Just what did you have in mind there?"

-Dorothy J. Awes, Day 59 of the Constitutional Convention

Education: State University of Iowa, J.D.

Public Offices and Organizations:

  • Territorial House of Representatives - Twenty-Third Legislature (1957)
  • Assistant Attorney General - State of Alaska
  • Assistant District Attorney - Anchorage
  • United States Commissioner, Cordova
  • City Magistrate, Cordova
  • Board of Directors, League of Women Voters - Anchorage
  • Sons of Norway

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