George A. Anderson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
George A. Anderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Preceded byJames M. Riggs
Succeeded byScott Wike
Personal details
Born(1853-03-11)March 11, 1853
Botetourt County, Virginia
DiedJanuary 31, 1896(1896-01-31) (aged 42)
Quincy, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

George Alburtus Anderson (March 11, 1853 – January 31, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Botetourt County, Virginia, Anderson moved to Illinois in 1855 with his parents, who settled in Hancock County. He attended the common schools. He was graduated from Carthage (Illinois) College in 1876. He studied law in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Sedalia, Missouri. He was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Quincy, Illinois, in 1880. He was an unsuccessful candidate for city attorney of Quincy in 1883.

Anderson was elected city attorney in 1884 and again in 1885.

Anderson was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1888. He engaged in the practice of law until his death in Quincy, Illinois, January 31, 1896. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "George A. Anderson (id: A000187)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • George A. Anderson at Find a Grave

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James M. Riggs
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
Scott Wike