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  Rivers, Ralph J.
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NameRalph J. Rivers
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Fairbanks, Alaska , United States
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Born April 23, 1903
DiedAugust 14, 1976 (73 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
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Jan 13, 2015 07:11pm
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InfoBorn in Seattle, King County, Wash., May 23, 1903; attended grammar school in Flat, Alaska, and Franklin High School, Seattle, Wash.; gold miner, Flat, Alaska, 1921-1923; graduated from the University of Washington at Seattle, LL.B., 1929; was admitted to Washington State bar in 1930; practiced law in Seattle, Wash., in 1930 and 1931; was admitted to the Alaska bar in 1931 and practiced law in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1931-1933; United States district attorney, fourth judicial division, district of Alaska, from 1933 until his resignation in 1944; elected attorney general of Alaska in 1945 and served until 1949; chairman of Employment Security Commission of Alaska 1950-1952; mayor of Fairbanks 1952-1954; president, League of Alaskan Cities, in 1954; member of Alaska Territorial senate in 1955; second vice president of Alaska Constitutional Convention at College, Alaska, in 1955 and 1956; delegate, Democratic National Conventions in 1960, 1964, and 1968; United States Representative-elect under Alaska-Tennessee Plan, Washington, D.C., provisional basis, pending statehood, in 1957 and 1958; upon the admission of Alaska as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; resumed law practice at Fairbanks, 1967-1969; died in Chehalis, Wash., August 14, 1976; cremated; ashes interred at Sunset Memorial Gardens.


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  11/08/1966 AK At-Large Lost 48.35% (-3.30%)
  08/23/1966 AK At-Large - Open Primary Won 34.66% (+0.65%)
  11/03/1964 AK At-Large Won 51.51% (+3.03%)
  11/06/1962 AK At-Large Won 56.04% (+12.07%)
  11/08/1960 AK At-Large Won 56.80% (+13.59%)
  11/25/1958 AK At-Large Won 57.45% (+14.90%)
  08/26/1958 AK At-Large - D Primary Won 50.90% (+1.80%)
  09/13/1955 AK Constitutional Convention Delegate - District At-Large Won 16.67% (+0.00%)
  11/02/1954 AK Territorial Senate 4 Won 25.00% (+0.00%)
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