Creating Alaska

Andrew Nerland

Member, Alaska Statehood Committee

Territorial Legislator

Member, University of Alaska Board of Trustees (1929-56)

Mayor, City of Fairbanks (1915)

Role in Statehood Struggle
  • Sat on Statehood Committee from 1949-56
  • Passed away on February 6, 1956 - the day the Alaska Constitutional Convention adjourned. His son, Leslie Nerland, had been a delegate. Leslie presented his father with a copy of the constitution shortly before he passed away.
Personal Information

Name Andrew Nerland
City Fairbanks
Occupation
Merchant
Born
April 18, 1870 - Molda, Norway
Died
February 6, 1956 - Fairbanks
Alaska Resident
1904-56


Further Information

Honors

  • Andrew Nerland Residence Hall at UAF named in his honor
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws - University of Alaska 1952
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