Ray Wolfe

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Ray Wolfe (1905–1977) was Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska from 1944 to 1945.

Biography[edit]

Ray G. Wolfe was born September 23, 1905 in West Liberty, Iowa. He moved to Alaska in January 1927 to work for his uncle in a sheet metal shop at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and C Street. In the years to follow, he purchased the business and converted it into Wolfe's Department Store.

Wolfe was elected to a single term as Mayor of Anchorage in 1944. In 1960, he ran a failed campaign for a seat in the Alaska Senate as a Republican.

In 1972, Wolfe sold the department store to his nephew, Jerry Wolf, who renamed it Wolf's Home Furnishings.

Wolfe died the morning of October 5, 1977 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage.

References[edit]

  • "Former Mayor Of City Dies", Anchorage Times, October 6, 1977: 1 
Preceded by
William Alex Stolt
Mayor of Anchorage
1944–1945
Succeeded by
John E. Manders