Creating Alaska

Name: Seaborn J. Buckalew, Jr.

City: Anchorage

District: 18

Occupation: Lawyer, Judge

Born: December 6, 1920- Dallas, Texas

Alaska Resident: 1950-Present

Convention Posts:

  • Member, Committee on Ordinances and Transitional Measures
  • Member, Committee on Preamble and Bill of Rights

Quote from the Constitutional Convention:

"How do you spell 'Peratrovich?'"

-Delegate Seaborn J. Buckalew, Jr., In response to a call for voting for filling the position of First Vice President, Day 2 of the Constitutional Convention

Education: Texas A&M University, BA, John B. Stetson University, J.D.

Public Offices and Organizations:

  • Territorial House of Representatives - 1955-59
  • State Senate - 1960
  • Assistant Adjutant General - Alaska National Guard
  • US District Attorney, 3rd Judicial District
  • Superior Court Judge - 3rd Judicial District - 1973-89