Alaska's Constitutional Convention

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University of Alaska Press, 1975 - Political Science - 277 pages
In 1956, delegates gathered at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks to write a constitution for what became the forty-ninth state of the union. They produced a document that many have said was more distinctly appropriate to its time and place than any other state constitution.

Victor Fischer, one of the delegates, describes this historic event. Celebrate the constitution's fiftieth anniversary and learn about the writing of this important document.

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About the author (1975)

Victor Fischer held several government positions and was on the faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Anchorage, where he was director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research. He continues to work in state policy, local government, and Alaska-Russia issues.

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