Legislature(1957-1958)

Committee/Member Information


Niilo Koponen
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
1983-1992 Representative District  
SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS:
Volunteer Firefighter, Chena Goldstream Volunteer Fire Department;
Member, Alaska Federation for Community Self-Reliance;
Quakers
OCCUPATION:
Retired Educator, Farmer
BIRTH DATE/PLACE:
03/06/1928;
New York
SPOUSE:
Joan Forbes
EDUCATION:
High School: High School of Music and Art, 1941-1945, Art Diploma
College/University: Cooper Union (Engineering), 1947-1948; 
Central State University, 1949-1951, BS; 
University of Alaska, 1955-1957, BEd
Post Graduate: London School of Economics, 1958-1959, Hon; 
Harvard University, 1962-1966, CAS, EdD
CHILDREN:
Karjala, Sanni, Chena, Heather, Alex
EMPLOYMENT:
Teacher, Elementary School Principle and Director, Research, Planning
Federal Programs, Fairbanks North Star Borough Schools, 1958-1972; 
Instructor/Researcher, University of Alaska, 1960-1962; 
Assistant Director, Center for Field Studies, Harvard;
Editor, Harvard Educational Review, 1963-1966; 
Director, Fairbanks Head Start, 1972-1976
MILITARY SERVICE:
Alternative service, resettling Finnish refugees from Russian held areas, 1948