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erbert H. McCutcheon, (1876-1945) (Tract 2, Row 12, Lot 22) Arrived in Alaska in 1899, and eventually to Anchorage in 1915. He was one of the most colorful and well-liked residents of the Territory. He was the first Democrat elected to the Republican House in the 1931 Legislature. At the time of his death, he was the oldest member in point of service, having served 14 years in the House and Senate. He was a contractor during the construction of the Alaska Railroad, and built sections between Whitney and Birchwood. He was one of the first members of the Elks lodge in 1919, and served as exalted ruler in 1920, as well as president of the Pioneers of Alaska, Igloo #15 in 1944 - 45. He crowned his political career by being Speaker of the House in 1941. His guidance and political know-how served the citizens of Alaska well during his tenure in the Territorial Legislature.