Tribal Judge Robert W. "Bob" Loescher
Tribal Judge Bob Loescher is of the Tlingit Nation, the Eagle Moiety, Chookeneidi Clan – The people of Glacier Bay and Hoonah, Alaska. His Tlingit name is Kahtushtu’.
He was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska in 1947. He joined the Alaska Native Brotherhood and learned Robert’s Rules of Order when he was eight (8) years old. Judge Loescher graduated from Juneau Douglas High School in 1965 and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1969. He serves as an elected member of the Juneau Tlingit and Haida Community Council since 1969 and a delegate to the Central Council of the Tlingit Haida Indians of Alaska for the same period. Judge Loescher is also an enrolled tribal citizen of the Douglas Indian Association.
Judge Loescher’s professional career includes work with Alaska Legal Services, Executive Director of the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing and Electrical Authorities and T& H Housing Development Corporation, and twenty-five (25) years with Sealaska Corporation having served as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
With regard to public service, Judge Loescher previously served on the City Council of Juneau and the Assembly for the City and Borough of Juneau. He was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, a congressionally mandated commission directed to review the impact of gambling in the United States, including 225 Federally Recognized Indian Tribes.
Judge Loescher previously served two (2) terms on the Supreme Court of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and is excited about continuing his work with the Court. Despite being semi-retired, he remains actively involved in a myriad of economic and business development projects as well as legal, political, and natural resource issues of importance to the Alaska Native people.