Governor Dunleavy mourns Vic Fischer, last surviving delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention


Above: Vic Fischer, the last surviving author of Alaska’s constitution, sits with wife Jane Angvik and listens to U.S. Senate candidates speak at the Oct. 22, 2022, forum at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy send their condolences to the family and loved ones of former legislator Vic Fischer, the last surviving delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention. He was 99.

Governor Dunleavy has ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff in Fischer’s honor from sunrise on Nov. 12 until sunset on Nov. 13, 2023.

“Fischer’s lifelong commitment to public service and his contributions have shaped the Alaska we know today,” said Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy.

Born in Berlin, Germany, Fischer immigrated to the United States and in 1950 settled in Alaska.

He played an important role in the adoption of Alaska’s state constitution in 1956, which led to its statehood in 1959.

Serving in various state and federal jobs after leaving the Legislature, Fischer won election to the state Senate in 1980.