Creating Alaska

Ralph Rivers

Second Vice President, Alaska Constitutional Convention

Territorial Attorney General

Territorial Legislator

Alaska-Tennessee Plan Congressman

US Congressman

Role in Statehood Struggle
  • Used the office of the Attorney General to conduct research on the feasibility of Alaska Statehood
  • Served two years as the Alaska-Tennessee Plan Congressman prior to being elected Alaska's first Congressman
Personal Information

Name Ralph Julian Rivers
City
Fairbanks
Occupation
Lawyer
Born
May 23, 1904 - Seattle, Washington
Died
August 1976 - Chehalis, Washington
Alaska Resident
1906 - 1967

Honors

  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Alaska - 1974
Further Information

Selected Newspaper Articles  

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