Pebble Mine Opponent Bob Gilliam Dies at 72

Bob Gilliam Dies at 72

 

source: ADN

Bob Gillam, who became one of Alaska’s richest residents after founding an investment management firm, and who used some of his money to fight the Pebble copper and gold mine, died on Wednesday from complications related to a stroke.

He was 72.

Gillam was at home in Anchorage on Tuesday when he suffered a serious stroke, said JL McCarrey, a friend of Gillam’s and general counsel for McKinley Capital Management, the firm Gillam founded.

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