Chris Birch Biography – Wiki
Chris Birch was a member of the Alaska Senate in the U.S. state of Alaska. A Republican, he represented District M. According to his campaign website, he married his wife Pam in 1978, and they have two children.
Chris Birch Bio
Chris Birch was born in 1950, Sterling, IL and died on 8 August 2019 at the age of 68.
Birch’s proud family history in Alaska began in 1944 when his father, Frank, was stationed in Adak while serving in the US Marine Corps.
After the war, Frank returned to Alaska with his wife, Bettijeanne, where he worked as a mining engineer and she as a geologist.
Growing up in mining camps near Fairbanks and the Brooks Range, Birch followed in his father’s footsteps, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1972 and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management in 1979.
Birch served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 2017-2018 and the Alaska Senate in 2019, in addition to membership on both the Anchorage and Fairbanks assemblies and other numerous community organizations throughout his life.
Death and Cause
Chris Birch died on 8 August 2019 at the age of 68
Chris’ death came as shock to us all. He was extremely fit, in both mind and body. Chris never met a hiking trail he didn’t like and could often be found on top of a mountain range, rain or shine.
He carried that same mindset to the Senate floor and didn’t shy away from the tough topics. Instead, he worked hard for Alaska’s best future, while always maintaining a positive outlook. He was my colleague, my hiking partner, my dear friend. I will miss him deeply.” –Senator Natasha von Imhof
Very sad to learn of Senator Chris Birch’s passing. He was incredibly kind, intelligent, articulate, and a huge advocate for responsibly developing Alaska’s natural resources. My condolences to his wife Pam, his family, staff, and friends. May he rest in God’s peace.
— Jason Brune (@jasonbrune) August 8, 2019