Isaac Anderson (congressman)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
|Preceded by||Joseph Hemphill|
|Succeeded by||Robert Jenkins, Matthias Richards, John Hiester|
November 23, 1760|
“Anderson Place” Charlestown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||October 27, 1838
“Anderson Place” Schuylkill Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Isaac Anderson was born at “Anderson Place,” in then Charlestown Township, Pennsylvania now Schuylkill Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the son of Patrick Anderson. As a youth was the carrier of dispatches between the headquarters of the Revolutionary Army under General George Washington at Valley Forge and the Congress then in session at York, Pennsylvania. He served three terms of service in the American Revolutionary War before attaining the age of eighteen and ultimately became an ensign in the Fifth Battalion of Chester County Militia. He was commissioned on May 24, 1779, as first lieutenant, Fifth Battalion, Sixth Company. He served as justice of the peace in Charlestown Township for several years, and was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1801.
Anderson was elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1806. He was engaged in agricultural pursuits and sawmilling. He died at “Anderson Place” in 1838. Interment was in the family burying ground across the road from the family home near Valley Forge.
- Isaac Anderson at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2009-05-21
- The Political Graveyard
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