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Anthony CAMINETTI

(1854-1923)

CAMINETTI, Anthony, a Representative from California; born in Jackson, Amador County, Calif., July 30, 1854; attended the public schools of his native county, the grammar schools in San Francisco, and the University of California at Berkeley; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in Jackson, Calif.; district attorney of Amador County 1878-1882; served in the State assembly in 1883-1885; member of the State senate 1885-1887; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate in 1894 for reelection to the Fifty-fourth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; again a member of the State assembly 1896-1900; in April 1897 was appointed code commissioner and served until July 31, 1899; member of the State senate 1907-1913; served as United States commissioner of immigration from 1913 to 1921; in 1917 was appointed a member of the War Industries Board and after the war was sent to Europe to investigate conditions there; engaged in the practice of law in Jackson, Amador County, Calif., until his death, November 17, 1923; interment in the Protestant Cemetery.

Bibliography

Giovinco, Joseph P. “The California Career of Anthony Caminetti, Italian-American Politician.” Ph.D. diss., University of California at Berkeley, 1973.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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