George A. Anderson

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George Alburtus Anderson (born March 11, 1853 in Botetourt County , Virginia , †  January 31, 1896 in Quincy , Illinois ) was an American politician . Between 1887 and 1889 he represented the state of Illinois in the US House of Representatives .


In 1855, George Anderson moved with his parents to Hancock County , Illinois. He attended the public schools of his new home and graduated from Carthage College in 1876 . After studying law and being admitted to the bar in 1878, he began to work in this profession from 1880 in Quincy. In 1884 and 1885 he acted there as a city lawyer. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party .

In the congressional election of 1886 , Anderson was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC , in the twelfth constituency of Illinois , where he succeeded James M. Riggs on March 4, 1887 . Since he renounced another candidacy in 1888, he could only complete one legislative period in Congress until March 3, 1889 . After the end of his time in the US House of Representatives, Anderson practiced again as a lawyer. He died on January 31, 1896 in Quincy, where he was also buried.

Web links

  • George A. Anderson in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)