John (Ioann - Иоанн (Iоаннъ)
) "Benny" Benson
(September 12, 1912 - July 2, 1972)
Benny Benson was an Alaska Native, best known for designing the Flag of Alaska.
Benson was age 14 years old when he won a contest in 1927 to design the flag for the Territory of Alaska, which became a U.S. state on January 3, 1959.
Photo restoration and design by Fyodor Soloview, 2022 .