The Alaska Constitution established that legislative terms begin on the fourth Monday in January following an election year, and that the date may be changed by statute. This legislature passed Senate Bill 70 in the first session, which placed the date into statute but did not actually change it.
All terms began on January 26, 1959
All terms of representatives, and of those senators serving short terms, expired on January 22, 1961
All terms of senators serving long terms expired on January 27, 1963
^Resigned in 1960, following the end of sessions, to accept appointment as attorney general
^Appointed to the Alaska Superior Court between sessions. Seaborn J. Buckalew, Jr. (D) was appointed to his seat for the second session.
^Appointed to the Alaska Superior Court between sessions. Rep. Bob Giersdorf (D) was appointed to his seat January 29, 1960. Giersdorf, who was born on February 24, 1935, was short of the constitutionally-established minimum age, and resigned the seat. Edmund N. Orbeck (D), who was appointed to Giersdorf's House seat, replaced him.
^Died on November 21, 1960, after the end of sessions but before the expiration of his term.
^Appointed state attorney general between sessions. Blanche L. McSmith (D) was appointed to his seat for the second session.
^Petersen, Jettie. Once Upon The Kenai, page 269-70 Kenai Historical Society, Alaska, 1984
^Appointed January 29, 1960 to replace outgoing Sen. Hubert Gilbert for the second session, but re-assumed his old seat February 2, 1960. Edmund N. Orbeck (D) filled his House seat in the interim.