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Eastaugh, Robert Ladd & Browne, Alison Benning Eastaugh

by Alison Eastaugh Browne

Carol and Fred had two children, Robert and Alison.

Robert graduated from Juneau High School in 1961, and from Yale University and Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor. After working for the Dept. of Law from 1968-72, he entered private law practice in Anchorage where he practiced law until he was appointed by Governor Walter J. Hickel to the Alaska Supreme Court in 1994. Robert married Patricia Hughes of Anchorage in 1971. They have two children: Carol Hughes (1975) and John Frederick (1980). Patricia died in 1996. Robert and his children reside in Anchorage.

Alison resides in Juneau. She graduated from Juneau High School in 1965, and attended her junior year at the Annie Wright School in Tacoma. She graduated from the U. of Washington after spending one year in Tours, France at LíInsitut de Touraine. Alison worked for 10 Alaska legislative sessions as a Fiscal Analyst for the Senate and House Finance Committees and one session as an assistant to President Jalmar Kerttula. In 1983, she went to work for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. where she served as the Corporationís Director of Administration from 1984-98.

Alison married Thomas Lee Farnan in 1972. Tom died of a heart attack in 1986. Alison married Forrest Reginald Browne, Jr. in 1994. Coming to Alaska to take the job of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Klukwan, Inc., Forrest later became the Executive Director of the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority while simultaneously holding the position of State Investment Officer in charge of the Stateís bond financing. Forrest died of cancer at his home in Juneau in 1999.