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Four great figures in Alaska history gather for a University of Alaska commencement

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Four great figures in Alaska history gather for a University of Alaska commencement. From left, Sen. Ernest Gruening, Charles Bunnell, Henry Jackson, and Terris Moore. In 1958, as the U.S. Senator from Washington State, Jackson led the fight for the Alaska Statehood Bill. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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