Sarah Palin is the youngest person and first women elected Governor of Alaska, although Palin was born in Idaho.
Benny Benson was 13 years old in 1927 when his Alaskian flag design was chosen over roughly 700 other entries. Benny said of his design "The blue field is for the Alaska sky and the forget-me-not, an Alaskan flower. The North Star is for the future state of Alaska, the most northerly in the union. The Dipper is for the Great Bear—symbolizing strength."