10 January 1997 — Anchorage, Alaska
Name Robert B. Atwood
Born March 31, 1907 - Chicago, Illinois
Alaska Resident 1933-1997
City Anchorage, Alaska
Occupation Newspaper Owner and Publisher, Anchorage Daily Times, the most prominent pro-statehood newspaper in Alaska.
- ATG lieutenant - 1941-47
- Chairman, Alaska Statehood Committee
- Arranged and travelled with the "Statehood Flight" to Washington D.C., where he personally lobbied President Eisenhower to support statehood for Alaska.
- Unsuccessful candidate for "Alaska-Tennessee Plan" Congressional Delegation.
- Norweigian Consul - 1959
- "Alaskan of the Year" - 1967
- Director, National Municipal League - 1969
Died January 10, 1997 - Anchorage, Alaska