Anthony Dimond

Anthony Joseph Dimond ( born November 30, 1881 in Palatine Bridge, Montgomery County, New York, † May 28, 1953 in Anchorage, Alaska ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1945 he represented as a delegate, the Alaska Territory in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Early years

Anthony Dimond attended the common schools and St. Mary 's Catholic Institute, Amsterdam, New York. Between 1900 and 1903 he was a school teacher in Montgomery County. In the years 1904-1912 he was the gold diggers and mine owners in Alaska. After studying law he was admitted to the bar in 1913. Then he started in Valdez to work in his new profession.

Political career

Dimond was a member of the Democratic Party. From 1913 to 1914 he was federal official in Chisana. In 1917 Dimond worked for the Federal District Attorney in the third judicial district. Between 1920 and 1922, and again from 1925 to 1932 he was mayor of Valdez. He was also from 1923 to 1926 and from 1929 to 1932 member of the Territorial Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1932, Anthony Dimond was elected as a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. This mandate he was six legislatures exercise between 4 March 1933 and January 3, 1945, after some re- elections. In the years 1936 and 1940 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, on each of which Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated as a presidential candidate. 1940 Dimond turned successfully against a plan by the President, Alaska at a Jewish home state ( International Jewish Homeland ) to make. This earned him the accusation of being anti-Semitic. In 1944 he opted not to run again for Congress.

After the end of his service in the German capital in January 1945, Anthony Dimond was District Judge. This office he held until his death in 1953. Even today Dimonds birthday, called Anthony Dimond Day is in Alaska on 30 November, is celebrated.