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Dorothy Awes Haaland

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19181996
Categories: 2009 Alumnae, Law

Biography

HAALAND, DOROTHY J.  AWES

1945-1996

Dorothy Awes Haaland was born in Minnesota, received her law degree in Iowa and moved to Alaska in 1945 where she was one of the fist women to be admitted to the 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. In 1957 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 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.

Souces

Creating Alaska web site, University of Alaska

http://www.alaska.edu/creatingalaska/convention/delegates/awes.xml

Obituary: OBITUARIES OF ALASKA’S PIONEERS,as extracted from “END OF THE TRAIL” a feature article of Alaska – The Magazine of Life on the Last Frontier, William Morris III, Publisher and Ken Marsh, Editor4220 B St., Suite 210, Anchorage, AK http://files.usgwarchives.net/ak/obituaries/pioneers/akpione_l.txt