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John Alexander Anderson

John Alexander Anderson, American college president, congressman. member United States House of Representatives from Kansas, 46th-51st congresses, 1879-1891.

Background

  • Anderson, John Alexander was born on June 26, 1834 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Reverend William C. Anderson.

  • Education

    • Graduate Miami University, Oxford, O., 1853.

    Career

    • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1857. Trustee Insane Asylum of California, 1860. Chaplain 3d Regiment, California Volunteer Infantry, 1862.

      California correspondent, agent United States Sanitary Commission, 1863-1867. Superintendent transportation United States Army in Wilderness Campaign, 1864. Editor Sanitary Bulletin, Philadelphia.

      Minister 1st Presbyterian Church, Junction City, Kansas, 1868-1872. President Kansas State Agricultural College, 1873-1879. Member United States House of Representatives from Kansas, 46th-51st congresses, 1879-1891.

      United States consul general at Cairo, Egypt, 1891.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Kansas, 46th-51st congresses, 1879-1891.

    Connections

    • Married Nannie Foote, 1864.
    • father: Reverend William C. Anderson. Anderson
    • spouse: Nannie Foote
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    Born June 26, 1834
    Died March 18, 1892
    (aged 57)
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