Alaska Earthquake Insurance, Hearings Before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, Eighty-Eighth Congress, Second Session, April 14, 15, and May 5, 1964   [open pdf - 118MB]

These are the April 14, 15, and May 5, 1964 hearings on "Alaska Earthquake Insurance," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. From the opening statement of Clinton P. Anderson: "This is an open, public hearing by the Senate Interior Committee on S. 2719, a bill to provide federally sponsored insurance protection against losses from earthquake and earthquake-related damage to real and personal property in the State of Alaska. In order to be meaningful in the present disaster-emergency, this protection would be made available retroactively to persons and enterprises to cover in part the tragic losses from the catastrophic earthquake and consequent tidal wave and fires of March 27, 1964, in the 49th State." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: E. L. Bartlett, Don H. Clausen, J. B. Deisher, Peter M. Deveau, William A. Egan, Patrick Healy, Henry M. Jackson, Jeff Kibre, Thomas H. Kuchel, Warren G. Magnuson, William Nelson, William C. Ridgway, Jr., Ralph J. Rivers, Harold Seidman, Milton P. Semer, George Sharrock, Barclay Shaw, and Irvine H. Sprague.

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