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1925-1933 Ralph Robertson

Ralph Robertson

Juneau

Ralph Robertson was born in Sioux City, Iowa October 18, 1885. He graduated from high school in 1903 and continued his education at the University of Washington. He moved to Juneau, Alaska and was employed as a reporter in the U.S. commissioner's office until 1911, after which he studied law and passed the bar. Robertson's first law partner was Royal A. Gunnison in 1916. Later the firm was known as Robertson, Monagle, Eastaugh and Annis.

In 1913 he married Caroline Benning Green in Juneau, and they had three children: Ralph Elliot Jr., Duncan and Carol.

In 1920 he served as city councilman and mayor of Juneau. He became a member of the Board of Regents and served from 1925-1933. Grace Wickersham was appointed to take his place on the board. He became a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention in 1956. In 1960 he moved to Seattle and died February 28, 1961 at the age of 76.


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BOR file

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