Hugh Johnston Anderson

Hugh Johnston Anderson

Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
Death 31 May 1881 (aged 80)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, USA
Plot Section OLD Range 13 Lot 1
Memorial ID 7232915 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Maine Governor. Working as a clerk in the mercantile establishment, he studied law, was admitted to bar and was a clerk of the Waldo County Courts, (1824-36). In 1837, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses, serving until 1841. Not a candidate for reelection, he was elected as a Democrat, the 20th Governor of Maine, serving (1844-47). After his term, he served as commissioner of customs in the United States Treasury Department, (1853-58) and was the Sixth Auditor of the Treasury, (1866-69). Retiring from public service in 1880, he died at age 80 the following year. Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General John Francis Anderson, was his son.

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