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


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Robert Sheldon

OCCUPATION: Businessman from Fairbanks

BIRTH DATE/PLACE: 06/03/1883; Snohomish, Washington

EDUCATION: High School: International Correspondence School, Snohomish, Washington

SPOUSE: Anne Bergman

CHILDREN: Frances Ruth

OTHER: Built 1st automobile in Alaska, 1905; Drove 1st automobile over Richardson Highway, 1913

EMPLOYMENT: Longshoreman/Engineer in Charge, White Pass & Yukon Railway, Skagway; Power Plant Engineer, Mailboat (running between Skagway, Juneau, Haines, Sitka); Staff, Skagway Post Office; Operator, Northern Commercial Co.'s Powerhouse, Fairbanks; State Business, Richardson Highway; Road Commissioner, 4th Division, Alaska Road Commission(ARC); Proprietor, Tourist Concession, Mt. McKinley Park; Postmaster, Fairbanks; Executive Director, Territorial Unemployment Compensation Commission, Juneau; Director, 1st Federal Savings & Loan Association

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS: Member, Pioneers; Member, Masons; Member, Eastern Star; President/Member, Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce