B. Frank Heintzleman

Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Heintzleman ( born December 3, 1888 in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, † June 24, 1965 in Juneau, Alaska ) was an American politician of the Republican Party and from 1953 to 1957 Governor of Alaska Territory. He was Lutheran.

Frank Heintzleman hit in his native Pennsylvania a career as a forester. After graduating from the Yale School of Forestry in 1910 he entered the service of the United States Forest Service. On behalf of this Federal Agency, he worked from 1918 in the Alaska Territory, where he (Regional Forester ) held in 1937 the post of Regional Forester.

1953 Heintzleman was appointed by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed governor of the Alaska Territory. At this time, the proposed creation of the State of Alaska was the dominant political issue. Heintzleman was considered only subdued supporters of the full accession to the Union and initially presented a partition plan, after which the south and the center of the territory should form a state, while the west and the Arctic regions should continue to have territorial status. This project came largely rejected. Later, however, succeeded Heintzleman to win influential members of the Republican national conventions for the project of founding of the state.

After voluntary retirement from the governorship in January 1957, the city of Juneau was honored Frank Heintzleman 1959 as "Man of the Year". The Chamber of Commerce of Alaska awarded him after the state's founding as "Outstanding Alaskan ".