Helen Fischer

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Helen Fischer
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 10th district
In office
January 26, 1959 – January 22, 1961
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 8th district
In office
January 11, 1971 – January 19, 1975
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 12th district
In office
January 20, 1975 – June 30, 1976
Personal details
Born Helen Marie Schmid
June 2, 1912
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
Died November 29, 1986(1986-11-29) (aged 74)
Palm Springs, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Edward Anthony Fischer
(m. 1933)
Profession Businesswoman, politician

Helen Marie Fischer (née Schmid; June 2, 1912–November 29, 1986[1]) was a American politician and activist. She fought for Alaska Statehood and women's rights. A Democrat, she served in the Alaska Territorial House of Representatives in 1957-1959 and then the Alaska House of Representatives 1959-1961 and 1971-1975 before and after Alaska became a state. In 2009, she was inaugurated into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame.

Life and work[edit]

Helen Fischer was born in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.[1] She represented the 18th district of Alaska.[1] She was a delegate at the Alaska Constitutional Convention.[2] Fischer was one of six women at the convention.[3] She was the first secretary for Operation Statehood.[4][5] She died in 1986, in Palm Springs, California.[1] In 2009, she was inaugurated into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Alaska Statehood: the first 25 years. Alaska Video Productions (1983).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Helen Fischer". Creating Alaska. University of Alaska. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Helen Fischer". Alaska and Polar Regions Collections. Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Kerttula, Beth. "Women's History Month". Alaska Democrats. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Victor Fischer; Charles Wohlforth (15 October 2012). To Russia with Love: An Alaskan's Journey. University of Alaska Press. p. 174. ISBN 978-1-60223-139-9. 
  5. ^ "Helen Fischer is interviewed by Bill Schneider in Anchorage, Alaska on August 24th, 1981". Alaska Statehood Commission tapes. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Pamela. "Helen Fischer". Hall of Fame. Alaska Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 

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