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George M. McLaughlin correspondence

Guide to the George M. McLaughlin correspondence

Collection number: HMC-0481.
Creator: McLaughlin, George M.
Title: George M. McLaughlin correspondence.
Dates: 1957-1958.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet (17 items).
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Personal correspondence between George McLaughlin of Anchorage and U.S. Senator-Elect William A. Egan.

Biographical note:
George M. McLaughlin was born in Hempstead, New York in 1914.  He received a B.A. from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey in 1936, and a law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1938.  He had a private law practice in Anchorage from 1949 to 1958.  McLaughlin also served as Anchorage City magistrate (1952-1955), delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention (195501956), board member of the Cook Inlet Historical Society (1955-1958) founder of the Alaska Igloo of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Lieutenant Colonel of the 207th Infantry Battalion of the Alaska Army National Guard, and served on the Alaska Territorial Board of Juvenile Institutions.  George McLaughlin was also active in the Democratic Party in Alaska.  He died of a heart attack at home in Anchorage on June 23, 1958.  The McLaughlin Youth Center in Anchorage was named in his memory.

Collection description:
The collection consists primarily of personal correspondence between George McLaughlin in Anchorage and U.S. Senator-Elect from Alaska William A. Egan in Washington, D.C.  The letters cover the period between February 1957 to June 1958.  The final letter in July 1958 is from William Egan to Kenneth R. Atkinson, George McLaughlin’s law partner.

Arrangement: The correspondence is in chronological order.

Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to all materials in the collection.

Preferred citation: George M. McLaughlin correspondence, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was deeded to the Archives by Kenneth Atkinson in 1999.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 1999.

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