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Small business owner , State agency administrator

Margaret Aber Branson, small business owner, state agency administrator. Recipient President's award, Alaska Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1964. Member Seward City Council, 2000—2005, vice mayor, from 2005; Member of National Order Women Legislators, National Federation Press Women, National Federation Business and Professional Women, Alaska Press Women, Anchorage Republican Women.

Background

Branson, Margaret Aber was born on May 12, 1927 in Sheridan, Wyoming, United States. Daughter of Seth Perry and Fanny Mary (Hults) Aber.

Education

Bachelor, University Denver, 1949. Post graduate, University Oregon, 1972.

Career

Columnist Seward (Alaska) Phoenix Log, 1966—1978. Employment specialist Alaska Skill Center, 1969—1974. Owner, manager Turquoise Barrabora, Cooper Landing, 1974—1980.

Member Alaska House Representatives, Juneau, 1979—1981. Chairman New Capitol Site Planning Commission State of Alaska, 1981—1982. Owner public Celebrations Public Company, from 1987.

Manager Seward Employment Center Alaska Department Labor, from 1987. Owner Resurrection Bay Galerie, from 1991. Board director Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association.

President Cooper Landing Advisory School Board, 1975—1976. Vice president Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, 1976—1977. Member Alaska Regional Manpower Training Board, 1977—1978, Kenai Peninsula Arbitration Board, 1977—1982, Alaska Vocational Technology Center Advisory Board, 1981.

Chairman Kenai Peninsula School District Vocational Education Committee. Commissioner Seward Planning and Zoning Commission, from 1983.

Membership

Member Seward City Council, 2000—2005, vice mayor, from 2005. Member of National Order Women Legislators, National Federation Press Women, National Federation Business and Professional Women, Alaska Press Women, Anchorage Republican Women.

Connections

Married Ralph B. Branson, July 16, 1959. Children: Melissa, Malcolm, Seth, Alec.

father:
Seth Perry Aber

mother:
Fanny Mary (Hults) Aber

spouse:
Ralph B. Branson

children:
Melissa Branson

Malcolm Branson

Seth Branson

Alec Branson