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


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Jeannette James

Date/Place of Birth: 11/19/29; Maquoketa, IA

Occupation: Accountant, Business Management

Spouse: James

Children: James Jr., Jeannette (Jeannie), Alice Marie

Residency in Alaska: North Pole; 1980-present Fairbanks; 1977-80 Anchorage; 1975-77

Education: High School - Woodburn, OR, 1947 College/University - Merritt Davis School of Commerce, Salem, OR, 1956-57, Public Accounting; University of Alaska, Anchorage, 1976-77; University of Alaska, Fairbanks, misc. express courses

Political and Government Positions: Alaska House of Representatives, 1993-present; Chair, House State Affairs, 1995-2000; Administrative Regulation Review, 1997-2000; Vice-Chair: Judiciary Committee, House Economic Task Force; Member: Resources, Legislative Council; City of North Pole Economic Development Commission; Republican Party, District 18: Vice-Chair, Treasurer; FNSB: Chair, Platting Board; Planning Commission

Business and Professional Positions: Owner/Manager, accounting, tax preparation and business consulting business, 1969-2000; Co-Owner/Manager: Jolly Acres Motel, 1987-present

Service Organization(s) Membership: North Pole Rotary, 1990-2000; North Pole Chamber of Commerce, 1989-present; Airforce Association; Alaska Outdoor Council; alaska Farm Bureau; Alaska Miners

Special Interests: International Training in Communication (ITC): Workshop Leader/Speaker; State President (two terms); Regional Secretary, Pacific Northwest Region; recent "Skilled Communicator" status; Canada-Alaska Railroad link