Sydney Anderson

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Sydney Anderson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1925
Preceded by James Albertus Tawney
Succeeded by Allen J. Furlow
Personal details
Born (1881-09-18)September 18, 1881
Zumbrota, Minnesota
Died October 8, 1948(1948-10-08) (aged 67)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political party Republican Party
Alma mater Highland Park College
University of Minnesota at Minneapolis
Religion Presbyterian

Sydney Anderson (September 18, 1881 – October 8, 1948) was a Representative from Minnesota; born in Zumbrota, Minnesota, Goodhue County, Minnesota; attended the common schools; was graduated from high school in 1899; attended Highland Park College, Des Moines, Iowa, and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota; moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and thence to Lanesboro, Minnesota, and continued the practice of law from 1904 – 1911; served as a private in Company D, Fourteenth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; elected as a Republican to the 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th, and 68th congresses, (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1925); chairman of the Congressional Joint Commission of Agricultural Inquiry in 1921 and 1922; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1924 to the 69th congress; vice chairman of the research council of the National Transportation Institute at Washington, D.C., in 1923 and 1924; president of the Millers’ National Federation, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., 1924 – 1929; vice president, secretary, and, later, member of the board of directors of General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1930 – 1948; president of the Transportation Association of America, Chicago 1943 – 1948; died in Minneapolis, Minnesota; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Albertus Tawney
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 1st congressional district
1911–1925
Succeeded by
Allen J. Furlow