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William Clayton Anderson

  • Birth 26 Dec 1826 Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 23 Dec 1861 Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 19060386

U.S. Congressman. Elected as an Opposition Party member to represent Kentucky's 4th District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1859 to 1861. After graduating from Centre College in 1845, he became a lawyer in Lancaster, Kentucky. He was a member of the Kentucky Legislature as a Whig from 1851 to 1853 and became an elector as an American Party Candidate for the presidential election in 1856. He was elected to Congress in 1858 and was not a candidate for reelection in 1860. He returned to Kentucky and became a member of the Kentucky Legislature again in 1861 as a Unionist Party member. He died during a session of the legislature on the house floor in Frankfort, Kentucky three days before he would have been 35 years old. He was the son of U.S. Congressman Simeon H. Anderson, and the nephew of U.S. Congressman Albert G. Talbott.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 19060386
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Clayton Anderson (26 Dec 1826–23 Dec 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19060386, citing Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .