Jeff Studdert

Death:Monday, December 15, 1980

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Jeff Studdert, 78, died December 15 in Fairbanks, where he had been a key figure in sled dog racing for 50 years. He founded the annual Jeff Studdert Invitational Dog Sled Race in 1953. and he twice won that event. He worked for Independent Lumber Company and as a trapper. He was a greeter at the Fairbanks airport when dignitaries arrived, and many of them began their Alaska visits with dog sled rides in Studdert's sled at the airport. His wife, Maisie. survives.� [May1981]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, May 1981

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