State's first female Attorney General died Friday night, close friends say

Published: Jun. 10, 2017 at 3:09 PM AKDT
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Close family friends say Alaskan philanthropist and legal pioneer Grace Berg Schaible has died.

Diane Kaplan, President of the Rasmuson Foundation said Schaible passed away Friday night.

According to details on the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame website, Schaible was appointed as the first female attorney general for the state in 1987.

Shaible, a graduate of the University of Alaska began her law career in Fairbanks, according to the hall of fame.

Biographical information for Schaible said she was also the first woman as chair for the Alaska Permanent Fund’s Board of Trustees, served as President of the Board of Trustees for the University of Alaska Foundation and helped contribute to the development of Alaskan institutions.

Shaible was born in 1926.