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Thomas Milburn Anderson

Thomas Milburn Anderson, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1959. Recipient Outstanding Young Republican of Illinois award, 1969.


  • Anderson, Thomas Milburn was born on December 25, 1934 in Ottawa, Illinois, United States. Son of Thomas Milburn and Bessie Mae (Olson) Anderson.

  • Education

    • Student, American University, 1955. Bachelor, Beloit College, 1956. Juris Doctor, University Illinois, 1959.


    • Assistant state's attorney LaSalle County, Illinois, 1960-1961, magistrate Circuit Court, 1963-1964. Partner Anderson & Anderson, Earlville, since 1964. Special assistant attorney general State of Illinois, 1969-1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1959.


    Member Illinois Agricultural Export Advisory Commission, 1968-1971. Zone chairman Illinois Governor's Task Force Mental Health, 1972. Member Illinois Governor's Advisory Council, 1966-1972.

    United States representative European North America Conference Young Political Leaders, Rome, Italy, 1970. Republican candidate for state's attorney of LaSalle County, 1964. Member Finance Committee LaSalle County Republican party, 1965-1970, chairman Central Committee, 1974-1976, precinct committeeman, 1969-1976.

    Regional campaign manager Ralph T. Smith for senator, 1970. Vice-chairman Young Republican National Federation, 1969-1971, co-chairman convention, 1969. Illinois 15th Congressional District Republican State Central committeeman, 1974-1982.

    Vice chairman Illinois Republican Central Committee, 1978. Deputy general counsel Republican National Committee, 1984, deputy counsel to chairman, since 1985. Member LaSalle County Bar Association (president 1979-1980) Lodges: Elks, Lions.


    • Married N. Jean Widman, January 29, 1983. Children by previous marriage– Thomas Milburn III, John D., Mark E.
    • father: Thomas Milburn Anderson
    • mother: Bessie Mae (Olson) Anderson
    • spouse: N. Jean Widman
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    Born December 25, 1934