Daniel Sutherland

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Birthday
17, 1869
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Mar 24, 1955 (85)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1869
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Mar 24, 1955 (85)

About

Remembered as a 1920s delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the Alaska Territory, this Canadian-born Republican politician also had a business career in the mining and fishing industries.

Before Fame

In 1915, he served as president of the Alaska Territorial Senate. Before being elected five times to the U.S. Congress, he served during World War I in the United States Naval Reserve.

Trivia

While in the United States House of Representatives, he proposed that the U.S. Postal Service should begin air delivering mail to Alaska.

Family Life

At the age of seven, he moved from his native Nova Scotia, Canada, to Essex, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He later lived in Circle City, Nome, and Juneau, Alaska.

Associated With

He and his contemporary, Ernest Gruening, were both early Alaska politicians.