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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909): Committees

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The 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition was held in Seattle on the University of Washington campus from June 1 to October 16. This was Washington's first world's fair and it celebrated 12 years of prosperity -- since the 1897 Alaska Gold Rush -- through the display of resources, products, and advantages of Washington and the region. More than three million people visited the fair from Washington cities and counties and from the rest of the country.  Planning, funding, and producing the A-Y-P Exposition required the talents of many civic leaders. Many of these leaders served on the committees of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Corporation. The Alaska-Yukon Exposition Corporation was formed May 8, 1906. On May 31, 1906, the word "Pacific" was added to the corporation's name. What follows is a list of the committees of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Corporation, as enumerated in the Secretary's Report of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (Seattle: Gateway Printing, 1911). Birth/death dates were added by the HistoryLink.org staff in 2012.

Executive Committee

J. E. Chilberg, President and ex-officio Chairman (1867-1954)

John H. McGraw (1850-1910)

A. S. Kerry (1866-1939)

C. J. Smith

E. C. Hughes

J. W. Clise (1855-1939)

J. S. Goldsmith

Will H. Parry

F. W. Baker

E. S. Meany (1862-1935)

Josiah Collins

Jacob Furth (1840-1914)

George Boole

C. R. Collins

H. C. Henry (1844-1928)

N. H. Latimer

R. S. Stacy

G. V. Holt

 

Finance Committee

F. W. Baker, Chairman

Will H. Parry

George Boole

Jacob Furth (1840-1914)

George S. McLaren

John G. Price

W. M. Calhoun

A. B. Stewart

E. E. Webster

N. H. Latimer

R. S. Stacy

G. V. Holt

 

Legislative Committee

E. C. Hughes, Chairman

John H. McGraw (1850-1910)

John P. Hartman

John L. Wilson

A. B. Stewart

John W. Roberts

William Hickman Moore (1861-1946)

J. W. Clise (1855-1939)

 

Concession Committee

J. S. Goldsmith, Chairman

George B. Kittinger

Jas. T. Blakistone

R. H. Parsons

Theodore N. Haller (1864-1930)

 

Exhibits and Privileges Committee

A. S. Kerry, Chairman

George Jamme

Dr. Alfred Raymond

E. G. Ames

R. R. Fox

J. S. Goldsmith

E. E. Ainsworth

E. F. Blaine

E. Shorrock

 

EXHIBITS AND PRIVILEGES SUB-COMMITTEES

Mines and Mining

George Jamme, Chairman

Chester F. lee

C. E. Bogardus

J. C. Ford

 

Forestry

E. G. Ames, Chairman

C. F. White

John W. Eddy (1872-1955)

C. C. Bronson

C. E. Patten

 

Machinery and Transportation

R. R. Fox, Chairman

Perry Polson

Phillip Rowe

W. F. Richardson

L. B. Peeples

 

Fine Arts

Dr. Alfred Raymond, Chairman

A. J. Blethen, Jr.

Fred E. Sander

J. W. Clise (1855-1939)

H. W. Treat

E. S. Curtis (1868-1952)

 

Agriculture and Horticulture

E. F. Blaine, Chairman

Arthur Gunn

W. D. Church

 

Education

E. Shorrock, Chairman

Frank B. Cooper

Henry C. Ewing

Austin E. Griffiths (ca. 1864-1952)

E. O. Sisson

B. W. Johnson

 

Fisheries

E. E. Ainsworth, Chairman

Captain D. H. Jarvis

W. T. Chutter

Miller Freeman (1875-1955)

John L. Riseland

E. B. Deming

 

Exploitation and Publicity Committee

C. R. Collins, Chairman

George S. McLaren

James D. Hoge

Henry Broderick (1880-1975)

Claude C. Ramsay

 

Grounds and Buildings Committee

C. J. Smith, Chairman

J. E. Galbraith

James A. Moore (1861-1929)

Colonel A. J. Blethen (1845-1915)

E. C. Hughes

J. W. Clise (1855-1939)

M. J. Carkeet (1847-1931)

Frank T. Hunter

 

Ceremonies, Music, and Athletic Sports

Josiah Collins, Chairman

J. C. Marmaduke

A. S. Kerry

A. B. Stewart

George F. Russell

B. Pelly

J. S. Goldsmith

 

Live Stock Committee

J. W. Clise, Chairman (1855-1939)

C. D. Stimson (1857-1928)

D. E. Frederick (1860-1937)

W. H. Paulhamus

R. M. Kinnear

Sources:
Secretary's Report of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (Seattle: Gateway Printing, 1911).


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J. E. Chilberg, president, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, addressing exposition stockholders (detail), Seattle, September 19, 1908
Photo by Frank H. Nowell, Courtesy UW Special Collections (Neg. No. Nowell x209, Image No. AYP185)


Watch Fob advertising 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, ca. 1907
Courtesy Dan Kerlee


Cartoon of James Clise published in the Argus ca. 1906



Official emblem of Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, 1909



Jacob Furth (1840-1914)
Courtesy Bagley, History of King County


Souvenir ticket, Seattle Day, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, September 6, 1909



Edmond Meany (1862-1935), 1906
Courtesy UW Special Collections (Neg. No. UW2116)


A-Y-P Exposition, calendar months with image of fairgrounds, Seattle, 1909
Postcard


John H. McGraw (1850-1910), ca. 1890
Courtesy Washington State Archives


Sunkist Exposition Lemons fruit crate label, 1909
Courtesy Dan Kerlee


Colonel Alden J. Blethen (1845-1915)



Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition postage stamp, 1909



Spokane Committee selecting a site for Spokane Building at A-Y-P, Seattle, March 27, 1908
Photo by Frank Nowell, Courtesy UW Special Collections (Neg. No. Nowell x18, Image No. AYP478)


Pin, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909
Courtesy Dan Kerlee


 
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