100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
"From Territorial Days to Today"


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



J. R. Heckman

OCCUPATION: Businessman from Ketchikan

BIRTH DATE/PLACE: 10/17/1865; Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada

SPOUSE: Gladys

EMPLOYMENT: Gill Net Fisherman, Cook Inlet; Machinist Helper, Arctic Fish Packing Co. (aka Alaska Packers' Association); Superintendent, Loring; Inventor, Floating Fish Trap; Owner, General Mercantile Store, Ketchikan; Owner, Mortuary, Ketchikan; Owner, several Mines, Ketchikan; President, Miners & Merchants Bank, Ketchikan

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS: Chairman/Member, Territorial Fish Commission; Member, Redmen; Member, Eagles; Member, Elks; Member, Arctic Brotherhood; Member, Knights of Pythias

EDUCATION: Public School: Ferndale, California

OCCUPATION: Businessman from Ketchikan