100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
"From Territorial Days to Today"


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Jalmar Kerttula

OCCUPATION: Businessman from Palmer

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS: Member, Elks;
Member, Pioneers of Alaska

EMPLOYMENT: Former Democratic State Chairman;
Member, State Investment Advisory Board;
Member, Governor's Pipeline Commission; Chairman, Alaska Democratic Central Committee; Board Member, Alaska Mutual Savings Bank; Real Estate Developer, Matanuska Valley; Manager, Dairy Cooperative

BIRTH DATE/PLACE: 04/06/1928; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

EDUCATION: College/University: University of Alaska; University of Washington

SPOUSE: Helen Joyce

CHILREN: Beth, Anna, Marie

OTHER: Kerttula family were original colonizers of the Matanuska Valley Project at Palmer, 1935;
First Alaskan to serve as both Speaker of the House and President of the Senate;
Candidate, Alaska State Governor, 1978