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Flags at half staff for Alaska Constitution writer

Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- State flags were flying at half staff Thursday to honor a man who helped write Alaska's Constitution.

Peter Reader, 89, a former Nome resident and miner, died Wednesday morning in Silverdale, Wash.

Reader, who was born in North Dakota and came to Alaska in 1934. He served as a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention in 1955 and '56, the governor's office said.

Besides being a miner, Reader was a general contractor. He also operated the Pioneer Water Co. in Nome and owned rental property there. In 1958, he and four others formed the Nome Telephone Co.

Reader left Alaska for Washington in 1965.



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