ANCHORAGE, AK, December 04, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Joseph Paul Josephson with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Josephson celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Josephson has accrued more than six decades of inimitable expertise as an esteemed lawyer practicing in Anchorage, Alaska. Specializing in employment and labor, he is also well versed in matters of criminal defense, family and administrative law, as well as litigation. In addition to his legal career, Mr. Josephson has taught various courses as a lecturer at Alaska Pacific University and the University of Alaska.
Born in New Jersey, Mr. Josephson became active in politics and local government upon relocating to Alaska after graduating from law school. He was the legislative assistant to the territorial delegate and the U.S. Senator from Alaska, a member of the Alaska House of Representatives in Juneau, the mayor of Anchorage, a two-time member of the Alaska Senate and the co-chairperson of the Joint Federal-State Land Use Planning Commission for Alaska. He also served as an assembly member for the Municipality of Anchorage and sat on various Alaska Senate committees. Mr. Josephson was notably a candidate for U.S. Senate in 1970.
A dedicated civic advocate, Mr. Josephson chaired the South Central Alaska American Red Cross and was the deputy chairperson of the Greater Anchorage Charter Commission. He is also a past president of the Congregation Beth Sholom in Anchorage, having served between 2016 and 2019. Mr. Josephson remains active as a trustee for the Congregation.
Mr. Josephson received a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Chicago in 1953 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence at Catholic University of America in 1960. He has been admitted to practice law by the Alaska Bar Association. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he notably served in the U.S. Army in active duty and the Reserves between 1955 and 1957. Mr. Josephson was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Alaska in 2018.
Mr. Josephson has found success as a contributing editor for the Alaska Bar Association newspaper, a columnist for the Anchorage Daily News and a drama critic for Anchorage News. He also served on the editorial board of the Catholic University of America Law Review while pursuing his legal degree. To support his legal career, Mr. Josephson has been a member of the American Bar Association, the Alaska Bar Association and the Anchorage Bar Association. He is also a former arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association.
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