Polar explorer who spent a good portion of his life on the Alaskan Arctic coast.He and his co-explorer, Ejnar Mikkelsen, financed their own expedition to the North Pole. After their boat got trapped in ice, they used its planks to build a permanent cabin.He was one of the early explorers of Alaska, much like American Wilds P. Richardson.BEFORE FAME
He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, serving on the battleship Oregon during its trip around Cape Horn.PERSONAL LIFE
He was born in Knoxville, Illinois. His father, Charles Wesley Leffingwell, was a wealthy California rancher.FUN FACTS
Explorer Ernest De Koven Leffingwell were born on Wednesday, birthstone is Garnet, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of , it is 364 days until Ernest De Koven Leffingwell next birthday.