JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles ordered flags lowered to half-staff Friday and Saturday in memory of Eldor Lee of Petersburg.
Lee, who worked as a commercial fishmerman and was a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention, died in his sleep. He was 81.
Lee was born in Petersburg in May 1920. He served as Petersburg's postmaster, and during World War II served in the Coast Guard. He was stationed in the South Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Glendale.
Lee was chosen to represent the Petersburg region at the Alaska Constitutional Convention in Fairbanks in 1955 and 1956. He served on committees that drafted language dealing with the Legislative branch and local government. He is best remembered for drafting the language that banned the use of fish traps in Alaska waters.
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