A giant in San Bernardino business and political circles, Mr. Andreson was part of a business consortium which brought the railroad to town, established the Farmers Exchange National Bank, Savings Bank of San Bernardino and the construction of the Stewart Hotel. These were in addition to several individual business ventures such as The San Bernardino Brewery as well as the construction of the Post office block in 1888 "with H.L. Drew." Mr. Andreson leant his knowledge and wisdom to the city of San Bernardino as a member of the Board of City Trustees, Board of Freeholders which framed the original city charter and as President of the Library Board.
As politically active as any of the pioneers, Mr. Andreson served as Third District Supervisor from 1877-1880, Fifth District Supervisor from 1883-1885 and Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors from 1877-1880 and 1883-1885. Other Supervisors serving along with Mr. Andreson included James W. Waters, Lewis Cram, Don Cornelius Jensen and George Cooley. In addition to his civic duties Mr. Andreson served as the President of the aforementioned Farmers Exchange National Bank for a number of years.
Other organizations of which he was a member included the Republican party, the Elks and Masons Phoenix Lodge No. 178.
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