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Richard Clough Anderson, Jr

Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 24 Jul 1826 (aged 37)
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 7093254 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from William and Mary College Virginia, in 1804, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives in 1815. In 1817, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses, serving until 1821. After his term, he was again a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, (1821-22). In 1823, he was appointed the first United States Minister to the Republic of Colombia, but died suddenly at age 37 while en route to his post, in Turbaco, Colombia. Anderson County, Kentucky, is named in his honor.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Clough Anderson, Jr (4 Aug 1788–24 Jul 1826), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7093254, citing Anderson Family Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .