Creating Alaska
Photo Courtesy Anchorage Museum of History and Art (Steve McCutcheon Collection)

Color Guard Posts Colors at Knowland/Gruening Convocation

Members of the UA Board of Regents flank former Governor Ernest Gruening, Senator William Knowland and UA President Ernest Patty during a special convocation on November 29, 1955 to bestow honorary degrees on the two Alaska statehood supporters. Knowland (R-CA) served as the Majority Leader of the US Senate. The convocation was held while the convention was in session, and Knowland addressed the delegates the next day.

From the News Archive: Honors for Gruening - Anchorage Daily Times - 11-28-55