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 John Alexander Anderson

John Alexander Anderson

Birth
Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 May 1892 (aged 57)
Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Burial Junction City, Geary County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 6632260 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6632260
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Alexander Anderson (26 Jun 1834–18 May 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6632260, citing Highland Cemetery, Junction City, Geary County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .