Creating Alaska

Looking back to those events that preceded and prepared the way for statehood, Alaska's constitutional convention of 1955-56 stands out as perhaps the final major milestone presaging the end of a long and sometimes bitter struggle for self-determination.

The story of the 1955-56 Alaska Constitutional Convention is a good one and is a pleasure to tell. The main difficulty in telling it lies in passing on to those who were not there the dedication, the vitality, the exhilaration and the idealism that in 1955-56 characterized Alaska's constitution-making process.

-Victor Fischer, Constitutional Convention Delegate, Author of Alaska's Constitutional Convention

Delegates to the Alaska Constitutional Convention

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