Delegate Anthony Joseph DIMOND

YEARS 1881-1953
OFFICE Delegate
STATE Alaska
POLITICAL PARTY Democrat
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 73rd (1933-1935), 74th (1935-1937), 75th (1937-1939), 76th (1939-1941), 77th (1941-1943), 78th (1943-1945)

Delegate Anthony Joseph DIMOND Biography

DIMOND, Anthony Joseph, a Delegate from the Territory of Alaska; born in Palatine Bridge, Montgomery County, N.Y., November 30, 1881; attended the public schools and St. Mary’s Catholic Institute, Amsterdam, N.Y.; taught school in Montgomery County, N.Y., 1900-1903; prospector and miner in Alaska 1904-1912; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1913 and commenced practice in Valdez, Alaska; United States Commissioner at Chisana, Alaska, in 1913 and 1914; special assistant United States attorney for the third judicial division of Alaska at Valdez in 1917; mayor of Valdez 1920-1922 and 1925-1932; member of the Alaska Territorial senate 1923-1926 and 1929-1932; elected as a Democrat a Delegate to the Seventy-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1945); was not a candidate for renomination, having been confirmed as district judge for the third division of Alaska, in which capacity he was serving at the time of death; died in Anchorage, Alaska, May 28, 1953; interment in Anchorage Cemetery. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

University of Alaska-Fairbanks Elmer E. Rasmuson Library Alaska and Polar Regions Department Fairbanks, AK Papers: 1904-1953, 33 cubic feet. The Anthony J. Dimond Papers consist of legislative, political and personal files relating to his work from 1904 until his death. The bulk of the material relates directly to his service as Territorial Delegate to Congress. His activities as federal court judge are related in the personal files. A finding aid is available in the repository. Papers: In Donohoe-Ostrander-Dimond papers, 1903-1933. ca. 15 feet. Law firm records. Finding aid in repository. Restricted. Oral History: Mary Lee Council and Vide Bartlett. April 23, 1975. Council worked in Bartlett’s office and discusses issues affecting Alaska. Oral History: Sister Marie Theresa Dimond, daughter. April 20, 1975. Discusses her father’s political career, Bob Bartlett, and growing up in Valdez, Alaska. Oral History: Dorothy Haaland. July 30, 1981. Discusses her association with Dimond and activities in statehood movement. Summary and log available. Oral History: Bruce B. Kendall. July 23, 1981. Discusses his activities in Republican Party during statehood struggle of 1940’s and 1950’s. Summary and log available. Oral History: Katherine D. Nordale. August 10, 1981. Discusses government and public policy before and after statehood. Summary and log available. Oral History: George Sundborg. June 6, 1981. Discusses activities preceding and during Alaska Constitutional Convention. Summary and log available.

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Anthony Joseph DIMOND Committee Assignments

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