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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909): Committees Essay 8630 : Printer-Friendly Format

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 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



Mines and Mining

George Jamme, Chairman

Chester F. lee

C. E. Bogardus

J. C. Ford



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



E. Shorrock, Chairman

Frank B. Cooper

Henry C. Ewing

Austin E. Griffiths (ca. 1864-1952)

E. O. Sisson

B. W. Johnson



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

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

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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