Austin E. Lathrop

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Birthday
5, 1865
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jul 26, 1950 (84)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
5, 1865
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jul 26, 1950 (84)

About

One of Alaska's first millionaires who fiercely opposed its joining the United States.

Before Fame

He developed an interest in Alaska with news of its gold deposits, and he bought half an interest in a steam schooner and brought it to Alaskan waters to provide the goldseekers with transportation.

Trivia

He owned several businesses around Alaska, which made him fear taxes if it should join the United States.

Family Life

He was born in Lapeer County, Michigan, to Eugene Lathrop and Susan Miriah Parsons Lathrop.

Associated With

He may have inspired the character Richard Burton played in the film Ice Palace from 1960.