Major author of Alaska Constitution dies

A delegate to the 1955 Alaska Constitutional Convention died over the weekend. George Sundborg Sr. died Saturday of pneumonia in Seattle. He was 95.

A former newspaperman, Sundborg was in charge of the style and drafting of the Alaska Constitution. Friends and colleagues remember Sundborg as a dignified and scholarly man who played a key role in making the Alaska State Constitution a model document.

George Sundborg, Jr. says his father always described the convention as one of the greatest events of his life. The elder Sundborg was one of four remaining delegates from the original group of 55 members. Sundborg later worked as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Earnest Gruening.

The Associated Press

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