Bartlett, Edward Lewis, 1904-1968

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Edward Lewis "Bob" Bartlett, journalist, miner and prominent democratic politician, was a reporter and associate editor of the Fairbanks "News-Miner," secretary to congressional delegate Anthony J. Dimond, gold miner in the Circle District, Secretary of Alaska, Delegate to Congress and one of Alaska's first U.S. Senators.

From the description of E. L. "Bob" Bartlett papers, 1938-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 42065229

Edward Lewis "Bob" Bartlett, journalist, miner and prominent Democratic politician, was a reporter and associate editor of the Fairbanks "News-Miner," secretary to congressional delegate Anthony J. Dimond, gold miner in the Circle District, Secretary of Alaska, Delegate to Congress and Alaska's first U.S. Senator.

From the description of E. L. "Bob" Bartlett Papers, 1924-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 309412788

  • 1904: Born Edward Lewis on April 20 in Seattle, Washington to Edward and Ida (Doverspike) Bartlett.
  • 1922: Graduated from Fairbanks High School.
  • 1922 - 1925 : Attended University of Washington, Seattle; University of California, Los Angeles, and Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, Fairbanks (Which later became the University of Alaska Fairbanks).
  • 1924 - 38 : Intermittently a reporter and associate editor, Fairbanks Daily News- Miner.
  • 1930: Married Vide Marie Gaustad, August 14 in Valdez, Alaska
  • 1933 - 1934 : Hired as secretary to Alaska's Delegate to Congress, Anthony J. Dimond, Washington, D.C.
  • 1934: Daughter, Doris Ann, born February 7 in Washington, D.C.
  • 1934 - 1938 : Intermittently spent summers as a gold miner at Independence Creek in the Circle Mining District, Alaska
  • 1935 - 1936 : Assistant Territorial Director, Federal Housing Administration, Juneau, Alaska.
  • 1937: Public Director, Social Security Board, Juneau, Alaska.
  • 1937: Information Service Representative, Social Security System, Juneau, Alaska.
  • 1937 - 1939 : Appointed Chairman Alaska's Unemployment Compensation Commission, Juneau, Alaska.
  • 1939 - 1944 : Appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as secretary of Alaska under Governors John W. Troy and Ernest Gruening, Juneau, Alaska.
  • 1940: Daughter, Susie Bernice, born December 9 in Juneau, Alaska.
  • 1942: Officiated at ribbon cutting ceremony for opening of Alaska/Canada Highway November 20, Soldier's Summit above Kluane Lake, Yukon Territory.
  • 1943: Declined Selective Service offer of captaincy because of low pay. His contribution to the war effort was in the form of political service.
  • 1944 - 1959 : Elected as Alaska's non-voting Delegate to Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • 1947: Introduced his first statehood bill to Congress January 3.
  • 1949: Appointed ex-officio member of newly formed Alaska Statehood Committee. This committee responsible for preparation of constitutional convention and the transition from territory to statehood.
  • 1959: President Eisenhower signed the proclamation officially admitting Alaska as the forty-ninth state of the Union. Bartlett acknowledged as "architect of Alaska statehood."
  • 1960: Awarded honorary L.L.D. from University of Alaska
  • 1968: Honored "Alaskan of the Year" March 29. Died December 11 in Cleveland, Ohio hospital. Funeral service December 14 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • 1969: Statue unveiled in Statuary Hall, Capital Rotunda, Washington, D.C., May 6.

From the guide to the E.L. "Bob" Bartlett Papers, 1924-1970, (University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Polar Regions Collections & Archives)

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referencedIn Dimond, Anthony J. Anthony J. Dimond papers, 1904-1953. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
creatorOf Bartlett, Edward Lewis, 1904-1968. E. L. "Bob" Bartlett papers, 1938-1970. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
creatorOf Flakne, Joseph, 1900-. Papers, 1953-1990 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Operation Statehood (Alaska). Operation Statehood records, 1953-1958. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn Kehoe, Joseph W., 1890-1959. Papers [microform], 1944-1955. Washington Library Network
referencedIn Alaska Statehood Collection, 1943-1980. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn Kehoe, Joseph W., 1890-1959. Joseph W. Kehoe papers [microform], 1944-1955. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Kehoe, Joseph W., 1890-1959. Joseph W. Kehoe papers, 1944-1955. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
creatorOf Bartlett, Edward Lewis, 1904-1968. E. L. "Bob" Bartlett Papers, 1924-1970. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn Crouch, Wendell. Letters, 1964-1969. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Consortium Library
referencedIn Paul, William Lewis, 1885-1977. William L. Paul papers, 1920-1977. University of Washington Libraries
creatorOf E.L. "Bob" Bartlett Papers, 1924-1970 University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Polar Regions Collections & Archives
creatorOf Gitkov, G. David. Correspondence concerning marine transportation system for Southeast Alaska, 1959-1962. Alaska State Library
referencedIn Essie Rock Dale and Jack Ferguson collection : papers, 1954-1962. OCLC Western Training, W7L
referencedIn Allen, Edward Weber, 1885-1976. Edward Weber Allen papers, 1886-1975 (bulk 1929-1974). University of Washington Libraries
referencedIn Edward Weber Allen papers, 1886-1975, 1929-1974 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Operation Statehood (Alaska). Operation Statehood Records 1953-1958. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn Joseph Kehoe papers, 1944-1955 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
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associatedWith Allen, Edward Weber, 1885-1976. person
correspondedWith Crouch, Wendell. person
associatedWith Dimond, Anthony J. person
associatedWith Flakne, Joseph, 1900- person
associatedWith Gitkov, G. David. person
correspondedWith Kehoe, Joseph W., 1890-1959. person
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associatedWith Paul, William Lewis, 1885-1977. person
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Birth 1904-04-20

Death 1968-12-11

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