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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Anthony Sisti Jr.

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 349-350 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Anthony Sisti, Jr., who has efficiently discharged the duties of city clerk of Utica since his appointment to that office on the 1st of January, 1924, has also been a successful young business man in the field of general insurance during the past eight years. He was born in Utica, New York, on the 26th of November, 1895, his parents being Antonio and Mary Antonetta Sisti, both natives of Italy. Extended mention of the father, who is head of the importing firm of A. Sisti & Company, may be found on another page of this work.

Anthony Sisti pursued a public school education and continued his studies in the Utica Free Academy, from which institution he was graduated in 1914. He then spent two years in business in association with his father but in 1916 became identified with general insurance interests as a member of the firm of Sisti & Sisti, with office at No. 500 Bleecker street in Utica. He has continued in the insurance business to the present time and a gratifying measure of success has attended his efforts in this field. Mr. Sisti has made a most thorough study of insurance in all of its phases and few are able to discuss more broadly or intelligently all of the questions that have to do with insurance, both in principle and detail.

Mr. Sisti enlisted in the United States infantry on the 21st of November, 1917, and on the 21st of March, 1918, was sent overseas for service in the World war. He did duty as a sergeant in France in divisional criminal investigations until his return to this country in July, 1919, and was discharged with the rank of sergeant on the 17th of that month.

On the 25th of April, 1923, Mr. Sisti wedded Miss Marguerite Scherer, daughter of John Scherer of Utica. Fraternally Mr. Sisti is identified with Lodge No. 33 of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and he also belongs to the American Legion, to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and to the Republican Club. He is a stanch republican in politics and has always been an active worker in its local ranks. In August, 1920, he was appointed license clerk in the office of the city clerk, thus serving until December 1, 1921. He was appointed deputy commissioner of public safety on the 1st of January, 1922, and continued to act in that capacity until December 31, 1923. The following day he was appointed city clerk, in which office he is making a most creditable and commendable record. The city of Utica numbers him among her capable public officials, prosperous business men and worthy native sons.

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