Creating Alaska

Percy Ipalook

Member, Alaska Statehood Committee

Territorial Legislator

Role in Statehood Struggle
  • First Inupiat elected to the Alaska Legislature
  • Member of the Alaska Statehood Committee from 1949-59
Personal Information

Name Percy Ipalook
City
Barrow
Occupation Clergyman
Born
April 2, 1906 - Barrow, Alaska
Died
December 15, 1990 - Kotzebue, Alaska
Alaska Resident
Lifelong

Honors

  • First Inupiat chaplain in the US Armed Forces
  • Attained rank of Captain in the Alaska Scout Battalion
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