|Born||12 January 1879
Haimre Parish, Kreis Wiek, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire
|Died||13 April 1942 (aged 63)
Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union
|Occupation||Engineer, architect, politician|
|Spouse(s)||Julie Uesson (née Halliku)|
Born in Haimre Parish, Kreis Wiek, Governorate of Estonia (now Rapla County, Estonia), he was the son of Jaan Uesson and Ann Uesson (née Mänd). He was one of eight siblings. Uesson graduated from the Theological Seminary in Riga, present-day Latvia in 1902. In 1910, he finished his studies at the Riga Polytechnic Institute, graduating cum laude with a degree as a civil engineer. He began his career as an architect and engineer by constructing many of Tallinn's Jugendstil buildings in the 1910s, working for Tallinn's then-mayor Voldemar Lender. By the spring of 1912, Uesson was constructing over 40 houses in the capital city.
In 1918 Uesson was a founding member and member of the board of trustees of the Tallinn Technical Institute. In 1919, Anton Uesson was elected the Deputy Mayor of Tallinn; a post which he held until 1934, when he became deputy mayor, which post was renamed mayor since 1 May 1938.
In 1928, when the Tallinn city government learned that Herbert Hoover had been elected the United States president, Anton Uesson sent Hoover a congratulatory telegram. Hoover had previously, in 1920, been elected an Honorary Citizen of Tallinn. On December 4, Vaba Maa reported on President-elect Hoover's gracious response to Uesson from California.
In 1940, during the Soviet invasion of Estonia in World War II, Uesson was arrested by Soviet authorities, along with many other prominent Estonian politicians and intellectuals. He was sent to a gulag in Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk oblast and executed by gunshot on 13 April 1942.
|“||The stronger the control of local governments, the better the local government representatives and leaders have managed these governments.||”|
– Anton Uesson, 1938
|Deputy Mayor of Tallinn
Gottlieb Jaan Ast
Gottlieb Jaan Ast
|Mayor of Tallinn