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Daniel Read Anthony, Jr.

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Read Anthony and Anna Anthony
Husband of Bessie Anthony
Father of Eleanor Anthony and Daniel Read Anthony
Brother of Madge Anthony

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About Daniel Read Anthony, Jr.


Daniel Read Anthony, Jr. (August 22, 1870 – August 4, 1931) was an American Republican politician and a nephew of suffragist and political leader Susan B. Anthony.

He is the son of newspaper publisher Daniel Read Anthony. He was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, on August 22, 1870; attended the public schools as well as the Michigan Military Academy at Orchard Lake, Michigan; enrolled at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; studied law; was admitted to the bar, but did not practice extensively; engaged in newspaper work; appointed postmaster of Leavenworth, Kansas, on June 22, 1898, and served until June 30, 1902, when a successor was appointed; Mayor of Leavenworth, 1903–1905; became manager and editor of the Leavenworth Times in 1904.

He was elected as a Republican to House of Representatives of the 60th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation from body of Charles Curtis—who was elevated to the Senate; Anthony was re-elected in this capacity to the nine succeeding Congresses and served in the House from May 23, 1907 to March 3, 1929; well known for co-introducing along with Senator Curtis in December 1923 the first rendition of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution; Chairman, Committee on Appropriations in the House during the 70th Congress; was not a candidate for renomination in 1928; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Leavenworth on August 4, 1931; interment in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

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