Fred Dyson

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Fred Dyson
Senator Fred Dyson 2.jpg
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the F district
In office
January 15, 2013 – January 15, 2015
Preceded by redistricted
Succeeded by redistricted
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the I district
In office
January 21, 2003 – January 15, 2013
Preceded by redistricted
Succeeded by redistricted
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 11th district
In office
Personal details
Born Frederick John Dyson
(1939-01-16) January 16, 1939 (age 78)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jane
Children Cindy Dyson-McGlen
Wendy Shaw
Jana Oztergut
Residence Eagle River, Alaska
Alma mater University of Washington
Religion Christian

Frederick John "Fred" Dyson (born January 16, 1939)[1] was a Republican member of the Alaska Senate, serving since 2003.[2] He represented District I from 2003 through 2012 until redistricting placed him in District F in 2013. District I contained the core community of Eagle River, where Dyson resides, and stretched across the northern edge of Anchorage municipal boundaries to Government Hill, also including the core area of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. After being redistricted again in 2012 he declined to run for reelection in 2014 against another incumbent, Anna Fairclough.[3]

Dyson formerly served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1997 to 2003. Prior to that, he represented a district nearly identical to his current Senate district as a member of the Anchorage Assembly.

Dyson is a mechanical engineer, mariner and writer by profession. He wrote a column for the Anchorage Times for many years. He and his wife have raised over a dozen foster children. In fact, his first exposure in the political arena, prior to being elected to office, was as a public advocate for foster parenting.

Dyson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Highline High School in the Seattle area, and studied engineering at the University of Washington. He moved to Alaska in 1964. He has been married to Jane since 1966; they have three daughters.

Dyson is married to Jane Dyson, a retired therapist. They were married May 28, 1966.

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  1. ^ "Testator (Will) - Summary (3AN-83-01015WI In the Matter of: Dyson, Frederick J)". CourtView. Alaska Court System. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Alaska Legislative Affairs Agency (January 2010). Directory 26th Alaska Legislature 2009-2010 (Second Session ed.). Juneau: Alaska Legislative Council. p. 2. 
  3. ^ Dyson of Eagle River says he'll retire from the state Senate, Alaska Dispatch News, Richard Mauer, February 2, 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2016.

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