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


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



M. D. Snodgrass

OCCUPATION: Agronomist, Farmer from Palmer

BIRTH DATE/PLACE: 03/14/1876;
Jasper County, Indiana

EDUCATION: High School: Little River, Kansas College/University: Kansas Agricultural College, Bachelor of Science, 1906 Postgraduate: University of Alaska, Honorary Doctor of Science, 1961

SPOUSE: Margaret Jane

CHILDREN: Rolland, William, Mrs. Margaret E. McCarthy, Mrs. Agnes I. Reed, Mrs. Mary Hale

OTHER: Instrumental in bringing in 55 families to settle in Matanuska Valley colony; One of Alaska's first Presidential Electors; Citizen of the Year Award, Kiwanis Club, Palmer, 1964; Initiator of the annual Palmer State Fair

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS: Member, Board of Regents, University of Alaska; Organizer/President, Northland Pioneer Grange, No. 1

EMPLOYMENT: Employee, Kansas State Experimental Station; Employee, Kodiak Agricultural Experiment Station, Alaska; Cattle Rancher, Kodiak Island, Alaska; Founder, Matanuska Valley Experiment Station, Alaska; Overseer, Agricultural Experiment Station, Fairbanks, Alaska; Agent, Alaska Railroad