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Anthony Joseph DIMOND

(1881-1953)

DIMOND, Anthony Joseph, a Delegate from the Territory of Alaska; born in Palatine Bridge, Montgomery County, N.Y., November 30, 1881; attended the public schools and St. Mary’s Catholic Institute, Amsterdam, N.Y.; taught school in Montgomery County, N.Y., 1900-1903; prospector and miner in Alaska 1904-1912; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1913 and commenced practice in Valdez, Alaska; United States Commissioner at Chisana, Alaska, in 1913 and 1914; special assistant United States attorney for the third judicial division of Alaska at Valdez in 1917; mayor of Valdez 1920-1922 and 1925-1932; member of the Alaska Territorial senate 1923-1926 and 1929-1932; elected as a Democrat a Delegate to the Seventy-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1945); was not a candidate for renomination, having been confirmed as district judge for the third division of Alaska, in which capacity he was serving at the time of death; died in Anchorage, Alaska, May 28, 1953; interment in Anchorage Cemetery.

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

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