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1975-1977 Christopher Cooke


Chris Cooke was born in Springfield, Ohio in 1943. He came to Alaska in the early 1970s, where he has worked for Alaska Legal Services, practiced law, and was the superior court judge in Bethel from 1976-1986. As a private attorney, Chris represented many Alaskans in a lawsuit in the mid-2000's against Jesuit priests who sexually abused children under their care in rural Alaska. He also served on the Board of Regents for University of Alaska from 1975-1977.

Bethel Communities of Memory: <a href=""> audio file</a>



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