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Robert Bruce Atwood

Robert Bruce Atwood, American publisher. Decorated knight of first rank Order of St. Olaf, 1976; Alaska commissioner to Expo '88, Australia; named Alaskan of Year, 1967, Outstanding Civilian of Year Alaskan Command, 1996, Outstanding Civilian of Year, Alaskan Command, 1996; recipient award for 25 years outstanding service to community and state, 1984, award for lifetime achievement Alaska Press Club, 1995.


  • Atwood, Robert Bruce was born on March 31, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Burton H. and Mary Beach (Stevenson) Atwood.

  • Education

    • AB, Clark University, 1929. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Alaska Methodist University, 1967. D.Journalism (honorary), University Alaska, 1979.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Alaska Pacific University, 1996.


    • Reporter Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram, 1926-1929, 34-35, Illinois State Journal, Springfield, 1929-1934. President public Anchorage Times, 1935-1989, public emeritus, 1989-1992. Director Alaska Sales and Service, Inc., Anchorage, from 1991.


    • Author pamphlets, articles, editorials public in various journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Chairman Alaska Statehood Committee, 1949-1959. Honorary Norwegian consul at Anchorage, 1960-1986. Member civilian affairs board Alaskan Air Command, since 1962, now chairman.

    Board directors Commonwealth North. Founder Atwood Foundation. Elder Presbyterian Church.

    Sponsor International Airline Ski Races, Alyeska. Elder Presbyterian church. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, American Polar Society (board governors), Chamber of Commerce (president 1944, 48), Society Professional Journalists, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Explorers Club, National Press Club, Sons of Norway, Anchorage Rotary (founder), Elks, Masons, Pioneers of Alaska, Anchorage Ski Club (founder, 1st president), Anchorage Rotary Club (founder).


    • Married Evangeline Rasmuson, April 2, 1932(deceased November 1987). Children: Marilyn A. Odom (deceased), Sara Elaine.
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    Born March 31, 1907
    Died January, 1997
    (aged 89)
    • 1929
      Clark University
    • 1967
      Alaska Methodist University
    • 1979
      University Alaska
    • 1996
      Alaska Pacific University
    • 1926 - 1929
      Reporter Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram
    • 1929 - 1934
      Reporter Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram
      Springfield, Missouri, United States
    • 1935 - 1989
      president, and public Anchorage Times
    • 1989 - 1992
      president, and public Anchorage Times
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