Dorothy Awes Haaland

Dorothy Awes Haaland

1918 – 1996

Achievement in: law

Dorothy Awes Haaland moved to Alaska in 1945 and became one of the first women to be admitted to the Alaska Bar. In 1955, she was elected as a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention, where she chaired the Committee on the Preamble and Bill of Rights. Two years later, she was elected to the last territorial legislature and then went to work for the new State of Alaska as an assistant attorney general for 16 years. She remained in the legal field as an Anchorage district attorney and finally served as the magistrate of Cordova. Dorothy was a long time member if the League of Women Voters because she believed that women should always be involved in public policy.