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Willard L. Bowman Elementary School, 11700 Gregory Rd, Anchorage AK, 99516
Bowman Elementary School was named after Willard L. Bowman. Bowman served in the Navy Learn Our History during World War II and relocated to Alaska shortly after the conflict. His took an active role in Alaska politics, with a keen focus on civil rights. He served the first director for the Alaska Commission on Human Rights and in the Alaska House of Representatives. As a representative, Bowman helped give a voice to those on the margins. Bowman passed away in December of 1975, in the midst of his third term as a state representative. The Anchorage School District dedicated Bowman Elementary School in 1991.