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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.

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External Research Collections

California Historical Society
North Baker Research Library

San Francisco, CA
Papers: 1892, 4 pages. A letter, dated 1892 Jan. 1 from San Francisco, written by J. M. Hutchings to California Congressman Anthony Caminetti, advocating for the establishment of one great national park in the High Sierra, from Yosemite to south of Mt. Whitney, and including endangered Sequoia groves. Hutchings writes that the park would be a boon to California tourism and the state economy.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

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

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