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John Alexander Anderson

College president , congressman

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