Chapman L. Anderson

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Chapman L. Anderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
Preceded byOtho R. Singleton
Succeeded byJoseph H. Beeman
Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
In office
1879–1880
Personal details
BornMarch 15, 1845
DiedApril 27, 1924 (1924-04-28) (aged 79)
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America
Branch/service Confederate States Army
RankConfederate States of America Lieutenant Colonel.png Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 39th Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Chapman Levy Anderson (March 15, 1845 – April 27, 1924) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

Born near Macon, Mississippi, Anderson attended the common schools in Jackson, Mississippi, and the University of Mississippi at Oxford. In 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate States Army on March 5, 1862, as a private in the Thirty-ninth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted through the successive grades of noncommissioned officer until July 1864, when he was transferred to Bradford's cavalry corps of scouts with the rank of second lieutenant, in which capacity he served until the close of the war. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Kosciusko, Mississippi. He served as mayor of Kosciusko, Mississippi, in 1875. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1879 and 1880.

Anderson was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890. United States district attorney for the northern district of Mississippi in 1896 and 1897. He engaged in the practice of law in Kosciusko, Mississippi, until his death, April 27, 1924. He was interred in Kosciusko Cemetery.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Chapman L. Anderson (id: A000183)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Otho R. Singleton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th congressional district

1887–1891
Succeeded by
Joseph H. Beeman