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


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



E. M. Polley

BIRTH DATE/PLACE: 06/09/1887;
South Boston, Massachusetts

OTHER: Helped Establish, American Legion Sitka Post;
Served, National Committee;
Legislative Accomplishment: Child Welfare Reform Act;
Juneau home built at 604 W. 12th Street (with wife Edna & son Clayton),
property remains in the Polley family and is presently owned by Ernest's
great-grandson and wife, Mikko & Caro Rosier Polley

OCCUPATION: Carpenter, Bookkeeper from Juneau

EDUCATION: High School: Winchester, Massachusetts

EMPLOYMENT: Employee, Father's Building Contractor Business, Massachusetts; Carpenter, A.J. Mine, Juneau; Street Commissioner, City of Juneau; Employee, W.P. Mills Company, Sitka; Tax Clerk, Territorial Treasurer's Office, Juneau; Tax Clerk, United States Forest Service, Juneau; Tax Collector, Enforcing School Tax Collection & Remittance, Territory of Alaska

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS: Member, American Legion; Member, Elks; Member, Odd Fellows

MILITARY SERVICE: US Army, Quartermaster Corps., WWI, 1918 - 1919

SPOUSE: Edna Evelyn York

CHILDREN: Clayton Leslie