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Return to:   Ernest Gruening, "Father of Alaska Statehood" - Ernest Gruening was a man who wore many hats in his lifetime: from WWI soldier to physician to journalist.
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Gruening fought for Hawaii statehood as well

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Gruening fought for Hawaii statehood as well. While visiting Hawaii, Gruening presented an Alaska state flag to Hawaii Governor Bill Quinn. Hawaii was admitted as the 50th state in August 1959. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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