Benny Benson

Benny Benson

John Ben "Benny" Benson, Jr. (October 12, 1913 – July 2, 1972) was the Aleut boy who designed the flag of Alaska. Benny was 13 when he won a contest in 1927 to design the flag for the territory of Alaska, which became a U.S. state in 1959.

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Alaska's Flag
... It was the result of the linkage among three individuals Benny Benson, Marie Drake, and Elinor Dusenbury ... collaborate, but instead Marie Drake built on the work of Benny Benson, and Elinor Dusenbury built on the work of the other two ... Benny Benson inspired the effort, Marie Drake wrote the lyrics, and Elinor Dusenbury composed the song ...
Benny Benson - Flag Design
... Benny's design was chosen to represent the future of the Alaska Territory ... For his achievement, Benny was awarded $1,000, an engraved watch and a trip to Washington D.C ... Benny looked to the sky for the symbols he included in his design ...