Polar explorer who spent an excellent part of his life for the Alaskan Arctic coast. He was a experienced from the Spanish-American Battle, serving for the battleship Oregon during its trip around Cape Horn. He and his co-explorer, Ejnar Mikkelsen, financed their very own expedition towards the North Pole. After their motorboat got stuck in snow, they utilized its planks to create a long term cabin. He was created in Knoxville, Illinois. His dad, Charles Wesley Leffingwell, was a rich California rancher. He was among the early explorers of Alaska, similar to American Wilds P. Richardson .