Robert was a great man in his lifelong dedication to law and justice. I will miss his unshakeable belief that all the identifiable failures in justice and equality could ultimately be fixed.” —Guy Martin

To continue Robert Wagstaff’s legacy of fighting for constitutional rights, his wife Cynthia Fellows established this fund to advance civil liberties in Alaska and the United States. 

Please honor his commitment by making a donation in his memory to the Robert H. Wagstaff Memorial Fund. 


To donate to the Robert H. Wagstaff Memorial Fund by check, make checks payable to "ACLU of Alaska" with “RHW Memorial Fund” on the memo line and mail it to 1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 207; Anchorage, AK 99503.



“Not often that a student flies 5000 miles to meet his academic colleagues....Wonderful friend and very distinguished lawyer.”

             — Peter Johnson

“Robert applied great thoughtfulness to the concept of civil liberties and gave true insight in our understanding of the protections provided by a liberal democracy. We remember Robert’s great curiosity and intellectual stimulation, and mourn the loss of a good friend.”

             — John and Martha King

“I had the honor of being the Anchorage ACLU vice-chair in 1971 and 1972 when Robert drafted me to join the new chapter. He never stopped serving the cause of justice, whether on the board of governors of the Bar, on the Judicial Council, or writing his dissertation and book about terror detentions and the rule of law in the US and UK. He also never stopped being witty, entertaining, thoughtful, challenging, and the best of company. It was a delight and a privilege to work with him.”

             — Teri Carns

“A very fine man and always a joy to make him laugh.”

             — Laureen Young

“Bob was a good lawyer and a good friend. He was dedicated to helping his clients. He gave much of himself pursuing social issues."

             — Leroy Barker