ANTHONY, Daniel Read, Jr.

ANTHONY, Daniel Read, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1870–1931

Biography

ANTHONY, Daniel Read, Jr., a Representative from Kansas; born in Leavenworth, Kans., August 22, 1870; attended the public schools, the Michigan Military Academy at Orchard Lake, and 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, Kans., 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 Daily Times in 1904; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles Curtis; reelected to the Sixty-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from May 23, 1907, to March 3, 1929; chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Seventieth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Leavenworth, Kans., August 4, 1931; interment in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Kansas State Historical Society

Topeka, KS
Papers: 1907-1928, 122 items. Daniel Read Anthony, Jr.'s letters are primarily letters received. The first set is dated 1907-1908 inclusive, and deals with his election to the United States House of Representatives, as well as with State Republican Party politics and patronage. William Howard Taft, and Theodore Roosevelt letters are included in the collection. The second set of letters were written while Mr. Anthony was in Arizona recuperating from an illness (1926-1928 inclusive). The letters contain references to both his health and his prospects for a return to Congress. Mr. Anthony made notes regarding answers, to assist his secretary, in several instances. In one letter, Alice Paul thanks him for introducing the Equal Rights Amendment.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the William H. Carter Papers, 1886-1919, 0.3 linear foot. Correspondents include Daniel Read Anthony, Jr.

University of Kansas
Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Lawrence, KS
Papers: In the [Anthony and Havens family papers], ca. 1837-1986, 7.75 linear feet. Persons represented include Daniel Read Anthony.
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