Bartlett, Edward Lewis, 1904-1968Alternative names
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
Born Edward Lewis on April 20 in Seattle, Washington to Edward and Ida (Doverspike) Bartlett.
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.
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.
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.
Public Director, Social Security Board, Juneau, Alaska.
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.
Daughter, Susie Bernice, born December 9 in Juneau, Alaska.
Officiated at ribbon cutting ceremony for opening of Alaska/Canada Highway November 20, Soldier's Summit above Kluane Lake, Yukon Territory.
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.
Introduced his first statehood bill to Congress January 3.
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.
President Eisenhower signed the proclamation officially admitting Alaska as the forty-ninth state of the Union. Bartlett acknowledged as "architect of Alaska statehood."
Awarded honorary L.L.D. from University of Alaska
Honored "Alaskan of the Year" March 29. Died December 11 in Cleveland, Ohio hospital. Funeral service December 14 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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)
|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||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||Operation Statehood (Alaska).||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Paul, William Lewis, 1885-1977.||person|
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