Daniel Read Anthony Jr.

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Daniel Read Anthony Jr.

Daniel Read Anthony Jr. (August 22, 1870 – August 4, 1931) was an American Republican politician and a nephew of suffragist and political leader Susan B. Anthony.[1]

He is the son of newspaper publisher Daniel Read Anthony. He was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, on August 22, 1870; attended the public schools as well as the Michigan Military Academy at Orchard Lake, Michigan; enrolled at 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, Kansas, 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 Times in 1904.

He was elected as a Republican to House of Representatives of the 60th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation from body of Charles Curtis—who was elevated to the Senate; Anthony was re-elected in this capacity to the nine succeeding Congresses and served in the House from May 23, 1907 to March 3, 1929; well known for co-introducing along with Senator Curtis in December 1923 the first rendition of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution; Chairman, Committee on Appropriations in the House during the 70th Congress; was not a candidate for renomination in 1928; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Leavenworth on August 4, 1931; interment in Mount Muncie Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Daniel Read Anthony Jr. (id: A000261)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Curtis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st congressional district

1907 - 1929
Succeeded by
William P. Lambertson