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Story Last modified at 3:01 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jim Robison,

Former Alaska Department of Labor commissioner Jim Robison, of Eagle River, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 in Anchorage.

Robison also served as executive president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, was president of the Alaska State District Council of Laborers and vice president of the Tri Trades Public Service Council and Operating Engineers.

Born in Kansas, Mr. Robison came to Alaska in 1947.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Carolyn; along with children Randy, Rhonda, Dale, Duane and Devin Robison, Michelle Steinke and Phillip Summers.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at Community Covenant Church in Eagle River.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.