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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Louis "Lou" Collier

Lou Collier

Louis "Lou" Collier was born in eastern Washington. In 1948, shortly after graduating high school, he came to Seldovia, Alaska working as a cook on a salmon tender boat out of Seattle. He served in the military in Korea for two years and returned to Seldovia in 1953. Since then, Lou has served on the Seldovia City Council and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly when it first formed in the 1960s, was project manager for six years of the Urban Renewal Program after Seldovia was devastated by the 1964 Alaska Earthquake, and built and operated the Centurion Restaurant. Lou met his wife, Marion, in Seldovia, who is Native and was born and raised in Seldovia.

Date of Birth:
Nov 26, 1929
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