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Daniel R. Anthony, Jr.

Daniel R. Anthony, Jr.Politician. Republican. Born: August 22, 1870, Leavenworth, Kansas. Died:  August 4, 1931. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 8th and 1st Districts: May 23, 1907 (actually, December 2, 1907), to March 3, 1929.

First elected on May 23, 1907, for the congressional seat vacated by the election of Charles Curtis to the U.S. Senate, Daniel R. Anthony, Jr., was born on August 22, 1870, in Leavenworth, Kansas, where his father had been a leading but controversial leader in politics and journalism since the 1850s. Junior, who was also the nephew of suffragist Susan B. Anthony, attended the public schools, the Michigan Military Academy at Orchard Lake, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, before studying law and being admitted to the bar. Instead of practicing law (at least not extensively), however, Anthony followed his father into the newspaper business. He served as president of the Kansas Historical Society from 1885 to 1886. He was appointed postmaster of Leavenworth on June 22, 1898, and served until June 30, 1902; he was mayor of Leavenworth, 1903-1905; and became manager and editor of the Leavenworth Daily Times in 1904. Elected as a Republican to the 60th Congress, Anthony was reelected 10 times, serving from May 23, 1907 (actually, December 2, 1907), to March 3, 1929; he was not a candidate for renomination in 1928. Thereafter Anthony resumed his business pursuits in Leavenworth, where he died on August 4, 1931.

Entry: Anthony, Daniel R., Jr.

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Modified: July 2012

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