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Daniel Alexander SUTHERLAND

(1869-1955)

SUTHERLAND, Daniel Alexander, a Delegate from the Territory of Alaska; born in Pleasant Bay on Cape Breton Island, Canada, April 17, 1869; moved with his parents to Essex, Mass., in 1876; attended the public schools; was employed as a grocer’s clerk, and subsequently engaged in the fish business; moved to Circle City, Alaska, in 1898, to Nome in 1900, and thence to Juneau in 1909; engaged in mining and fishing; member of the Territorial senate 1912-1920, serving as president in 1915; during the First World War enrolled in the United States Naval Reserve; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1931); was not a candidate for renomination in 1930; purchasing agent for the Ogontz (Pa.) School 1931-1950; died in Abington, Pa., March 24, 1955; remains were cremated and deposited in St. Paul’s Church Cemetery, Elkins Park, Pa.

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

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