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Jay Rabinowitz

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Jay Andrew Rabinowitz (February 25, 1927–June 16, 2001) was an Alaskan lawyer, best known for serving as an Alaska Supreme Court justice from February 1965 to February 1997.[1][2]

Death and legacy

Jay Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks

Rabinowitz died June 16, 2001 in Seattle, WA from complications of leukemia.[3] In remembrance of him, Alaska's Governor Tony Knowles ordered all Alaska state flags to be lowered to half-staff for five days. Said Knowles:

"Jay Rabinowitz devoted his life to the law.... He began his career when Alaska was a young state. His steady, thoughtful manner resulted in a body of law that will have a lasting impact on Alaska as we know it. I personally sought his guidance and input on a number of critical issues facing our state. I will miss his sense of humor and his integrity. Jay's legacy will not be forgotten."

The Rabinowitz Courthouse in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska is named after him.

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