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


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Hugh Fate

Date/Place of Birth: 12/4/29, Mountain View, California

Occupation: Dentist (retired)

Spouse: Mary Jane

Children: Janine, Jennifer, Julie, Al H. Woods, twelve Grandchildren

Residency in Alaska: 50 years, Fairbanks 1951-present, Umiat 1950-51

Education: La Grande High School, La Grande, Oregon, 1948; University of Washington, Seattle, 1948-49; University of Alaska,Fairbanks, 1954-57; University of Oregon, B.S., General Sciences, 1958-59; Dental School, D.M.D., 1962

Military Service: Two years service, U.S. Army Signal, 1951-53, Corporal

Political and Government Positions: Past President, University of Alaska Board of Regents; Trustee, University of Alaska Foundation; Vice-Chair, Alaska Republican Party; Chair, Republican District 33; Past President, Alaska State Board of Dental Examiners; Alaska Local Boundary Commission; Chair, Alaska Land Use Council Advisory Committee; Governor’s Task Force on Rural Hire; Energy Council, 2003.

Business and Professional Positions: Dentist (retired), Real Estate Developer, Heavy Equipment Operator/Oil Driller, Commercial Fisherman, Gold Miner; Past Executive Committee Member, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Past Chair, Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce; Member, North Pole Chamber of Commerce; Past President, Alaska Dental Society

Special Interests: Family, private pilot, land/sea instruments, author, former Dog Musher

Other: Honorary Doctorate of Public Service, University of Alaska; Member, Rotary Club; Pioneer Igloo #4; Diplomat International College of Dentists

Publications: Proceedings: Man's Health in Changing Environment, May 20, 1970 DHEW Pub.#(HSM) 72-10001 Athabascan-"The Quest", Alaska Northwest Publishing Co., Alaska Geographic Nov. 3, 1979, Vol.6 #3