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


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Luther Hess

OCCUPATION: Lawyer, Miner, Businessman from Fairbanks

BIRTH DATE/PLACE: 12/28/1865; Milton, Illinois

EMPLOYMENT: School Teacher, Illinois;
School Principal, Illinois;
Admitted, Supreme Court, Illinois, 1897;
Joined, Klondike Stampede to Dawson via Dyea trail, 1898;
Licensed to Practice Law, Alaska, 1901; Assistant US District Attorney, Fairbanks, 1902 - 1905; Organizer/Employee/Director, 1st National Bank of Fairbanks; Chairman, Selective Service Board, WWI; Director, ARRC; Member, Alaska Planning Council

SPOUSE: Harriet Belle Trimmer

EDUCATION: High School: Perry, Illinois; Whipple Academy, Jacksonville, Illinois College/University: Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois, BA 1891 Post Graduate: Studied Law, Lawyer's Office, Pittsfield, Illinois

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS: President/Member, Alaska Miners' Association; Member, Pioneers; Member, Rotary Club; Member, Masons