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Legislature(1957-1958)

Committee/Member Information


Jalmar Kerttula
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
1961-1962 Representative District  
1965-1968 Representative District
1969-1970 Representative District Speaker of the House
1971-1972 Representative District
1973-1980 Senator District
1981-1984 Senator District Senate President
1985-1994 Senator District
OCCUPATION:
Businessman from Palmer
SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS:
Member, Elks;
Member, Pioneers of Alaska
EMPLOYMENT:
Former Democratic State Chairman;
Member, State Investment Advisory Board;
Member, Governor's Pipeline Commission; Chairman, Alaska Democratic Central Committee; Board Member, Alaska Mutual Savings Bank; Real Estate Developer, Matanuska Valley; Manager, Dairy Cooperative
BIRTH DATE/PLACE:
04/06/1928;
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
EDUCATION:
College/University: University of Alaska;
University of Washington
SPOUSE:
Helen Joyce
CHILREN:
Beth, Anna, Marie
OTHER:
Kerttula family were original colonizers of the Matanuska Valley Project at Palmer, 1935;
First Alaskan to serve as both Speaker of the House and President of the Senate;
Candidate, Alaska State Governor, 1978