FRANK REED, SR. (b. 1912). Papers; 1920-1997. 17.1 cu. ft.
Frank Reed was born in Seattle in 1912. He attended the University of Alaska (1931-1932) and obtained his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Washington (1937). He was Vice President of the Anchorage Light and Power Company (1937-1942), leaving to serve on active duty in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following the war, he held various managerial positions which included President of the Alaska Electric and Equipment Company (to 1950); Secretary-Treasurer and Manager of Turnagin Arms Apartments (1950-1956); Manager of General Credit Corporation (1956); Branch Manager of the Alaska Small Business Administration (1958-1960); and Senior Vice President of the Alaska Bank of Commerce. He also served as Director of the Anchorage Broadcasters, Inc.; Director of Alaska Fish and Farm, Inc.; Director of the Life Insurance Company of Alaska; and President of Alaska Hotel Properties (now Alaska Microfast Software Corp.). Active in civic affairs, Frank Reed served on a number of boards, councils, and commissions including the Anchorage Area Charter commissions; the Salvation Army Advisory Board; Anchorage Federated Charities; Anchorage City Council; Anchorage Planning Commission; Executive Committee of Greater Anchorage, Inc.; Anchorage School Board; YMCA Building Fund; Operation Breakthrough; Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; and Anchorage Civic Opera. Frank Reed was elected to the Alaska Hall of Fame in 1969. In 1976, he was named Outstanding Alaskan of the Year by the Alaska Chamber of Commerce, and received a Community Service Award from the YMCA in 1975, 1976, 1977, and 1978.
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Presented to the archives by Frank Reed, Sr. in 1982. A deed of gift was signed in 1985. Papers are added periodically.