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William Alex Stolt

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William Alex Stolt (July 5, 1900 – February 28, 2001) served as mayor of Anchorage, Alaska from 1941 to 1944. Biography William Alex Stolt was born to Finnish parents in Boston, Massachusetts on July 5, 1900. He spent the first ten years of his life in Finland, moving back to the United States after the death of his father, and his mother's remarriage to a man in Seattle. In 1913, the family moved to Juneau, and then Anchorage in 1917. He attended Anchorage High School, graduating in 1920. He studied electrical engineering at Washington State College, and in 1929 married Lily, another student from Anchorage. Stolt worked as an electrician, operating Bill's Electric Shop & Supply in Anchorage. In 1938, he filed for a Homestead Act claim on land near Otter Lake that was later incorporated into Fort Richardson. He built a cabin with his brother Paul and lived there for a time, but he abandoned the claim in 1942. Stolt lobbied for the Municipality of Anchorage to purchase
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