Summary: the first native-born governor of Alaska in 1957 and 1958 who had lobbied the U.S. Congress for statehood and was one of the state's last territorial governors when he served three terms in the Alaska Territorial Legislature in the 1950's before President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed him territorial governor in 1957 just two years before statehood was passed.
Cause of Death: Head injuries suffered in a fall
Born: March 12, 1919
Died: February 14, 2014
Location: San Diego, California