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First Officials of Civil Government of Alaska, Organic Act of Congress, May 17, 1884

First Officials of Civil Government of Alaska, Organic Act of Congress, May 17, 1884. Seated: J. H. Kinkead, Governor of Alaska. Standing (l. to r.): Edwin W. Haskett, District Attorney of Iowa; Munson C. Hillyer, U.S. Marshal of Nevada; Ward McAllister, Jr., Judge of California; Andrew T. Lewis, Clerk of Court of Illinois. Taken in front of Custom House, Sitka, May 1885. Alaska State Library - Historical Collections.

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