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John Alexander Anderson
Birth: Jun. 26, 1834
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 18, 1892
Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool
Merseyside, England

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Miami University Ohio, in 1853, was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1857 and began preaching in Stockton, California. During the Civil War he was a chaplain of the 3rd Regiment, California Volunteer Infantry, Union Army. He mustered out of Federal service 1863, when appointed agent of the United States Sanitary Commission, serving (1863-65). Moving to Kansas, in 1868, he was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Junction City, regent of the University of Kansas, (1872-73) and president of the Kansas State Agricultural College, (1873-79). In 1879, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and to the next three succeeding Congresses, elected as an Independent Republican to the Fiftieth Congress, reelected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress, serving (1887-91). After his term, he was appointed United States consul general to Cairo, Egypt and was office until his death at age 57 at a hospital in Liverpool, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  William Caldwell Anderson (1804 - 1870)
  Jane Mary Anderson (1795 - 1870)
  Ann Taylor Foote Anderson (1837 - 1885)*
  John Byers Anderson (1865 - 1946)*
  William Caldwell Anderson (1872 - 1917)*
  Cecil Gerard Anderson (1880 - 1928)*
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Highland Cemetery
Junction City
Geary County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Jul 24, 2002
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Chaplain, 3rd California Infantry, 1861-1863.
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