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Frank Hinman WASKEY

(1875-1964)

WASKEY, Frank Hinman, a Delegate from the Territory of Alaska; born in Lake City, Wabasha County, Minn., April 20, 1875; attended the public schools of Minneapolis; moved to Alaska in February 1898, located in Nome, and engaged in mining; president of a mining company; director of a bank and also of a publishing company, both in Nome; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth Congress as the first Delegate from Alaska and served from August 14, 1906, to March 3, 1907; was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; prospected for minerals in Alaska, fur buyer, and curio dealer, 1911-1955; United States commissioner at Fortuna Ledge, Alaska, 1915-1918; moved to Oakville, Wash., in 1956, where he died January 18, 1964; interment in Shelton Cemetery, Shelton, Wash.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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