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Biography of Harrison Fagg


Biography of Harrison Fagg




PLACE & DATE OF BIRTH: Billings, Montana October 27, 1931

EDUCATION: University of Oregon: Bachelor of Architecture Degree (Minor Structural Design, Minor City Planning)


Member of the Montana House of Representatives, 1969 to 1985

House Minority Leader, 1977

House Majority Leader, 1981

Chairman Montana Legislative Committee, 1977 to 1983

Past Chairman or Co-Chairman 12 Legislative Committees

Past Commissioner – Big Sky Economic Development Authority

Past Commissioner – Big Sky Community Development Authority

PROFESSIONAL National Council of Architectural Registration Board #4549

ORGANIZATIONS: America Institute of Architects, Montana Institute of Architects

REGISTRATION: National Registration: NCARB No. 4544

Registered Professional Architect: MT: No. 409; CA: No. C16762; WY: No. C-219; WA: No. 2282; AZ: No. 33083; ND: No. 320


Principal of Harrison G. Fagg & Associates since 1958. During this period, the firm has been involved in the planning and design of over 600 projects valued in excess of $400 million.


Principal of HGFA planning. In this capacity, the firm completed over 25 planning projects in five states including master planning for 5 Indian Reservations, 2 cities, 17 recreational resorts, and 12 housing projects. Past certification – Federal Planner in Charge.


Principal owner of Granite Construction. Building construction includes the Sheraton Hotel, Granite Tower, Garden Manor and Maui Loa Village, Kona, Hawaii. In total, construction has exceeded $95 million.



Married to Darlene Bohling Fagg – 60 years – children – Sherril Soule Burke, Russell Charles Fagg, Grantland Mearl Fagg. Currently married to Susan Patricia Fagg.

Military Service:

Served as 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, Moses Lake, Washington from 1954 to 1956. Honorable Discharge.


Outstanding Young Man of Billings, 1958

Outstanding Young Man of Montana, 1959

Outstanding Local President of Jaycees in Montana, 1962

Outstanding Local President in the United States Jaycees, 1962

President of the top Jaycees Club in the United States, 1962

Outstanding National Director in the United States Jaycees, 1963

President of the second best Jaycees State in the Nation, 1964

Outstanding State President in the United States Jaycees, 1964

Who’s Who in the West, 1965 to 1982

Who’s Who in American Politics, 1965 to 1982

Billings Gazette Award for Outstanding Civic Contribution to the Quality of Mont., 1980

Boss of the Year Award, 1984

Montana Wilderness Golden Lantern Award, 1998

Rocky Mountain College Distinguished Service Award, 2004

Rocky Mountain College Honors Award, 2006


· Masonic Lodge

· Sigma Chi Fraternity

· Al Bedoo Shrine

· Word of Life Church, 2009-present

· Montana Heart Association, 1960-1962

o Director, 1968

· Montana March of Dimes, 1959

o Chairman, 1960

· Montana Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1959-1966

· Montana Institute of Architects, 1959-present

· NCARB, 1959-present

· Billings Kiwanis, 1959-1972

· Montana Wilderness Association

· Stillwater Protection Association

· Billings Mayor’s Breakfast Committee, 1998-present

· Montana Governor’s Breakfast Committee, 2012

· Rocky Mountain College National Advisory Council, 1995-2006

o Chairman, 2004-2005

· Montana Man in the Mirror, 2004-2008

o Chairman, 2004-2006

· Montana Awakening, 2009

o Chairman, 2008-2009

Publication Date

Winter 2016

Biography of Harrison Fagg