Albert R. Anderson

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Albert R. Anderson

One-term U.S. Representative from Iowa's 8th congressional district in southwestern Iowa add

Category: Politics

Born in 1837.

Countries: Iowa (57%), United States (14%), Washington (14%)

Main connections: William Peters Hepburn, Montana

Linked to: Greenback Party, Union Army, United States House of Representatives




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Albert R. Anderson was born in 1837 add something


He moved to Taylor County, Iowa in 1857 and studied law add something


He was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in Clarinda, Iowa add something


He was appointed postmaster of Clarinda, Iowa by President Lincoln in 1861 add something


He was promoted through the ranks to become major of his regiment, and was commissioned lieutenant colonel in 1865 add something


He was mustered out in August 1865 and returned to Clarinda, Iowa add something


Anderson moved to Sidney, Iowa, in 1866 and resumed the practice of law add something


He served as assessor of internal revenue from 1868 to 1871 add something


He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1872 add something


He served as district attorney from 1876 to 1880. and state railroad commissioner for a single term beginning in 1881 add something


In 1882, he was the Republican Party's nominee for election to the Forty-eighth Congress in Iowa's 9th congressional district, but was defeated by Democrat William Henry Mills Pusey add something


William Peters Hepburn - He was re-elected in 1882 and 1884, but was defeated in the 1886 general election by Independent Republican Albert R. Anderson


In April 1886, Fremont County, where Anderson lived, was added to the Iowa's 8th congressional district, which Republican William Peters Hepburn had represented since 1881 add something


In all, Anderson served in Congress from March 4, 1887 to March 3, 1889 add something


One of the last votes Anderson cast in Congress was on the Enabling Act of 1889, which set in motion the admission into the union of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington add something


In 1892, after leaving Congress, Anderson moved to Hot Springs in Fall River County, South Dakota where he continued to practice law add something


He served as mayor of Hot Springs in 1895 and 1896, and was elected State attorney of Fall River County on November 8, 1898 add something

Albert R. Anderson died in 1898 add something


Anderson died at Hot Springs on November 17, 1898 add something