Thomas Lilbourne Anderson

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Thomas Lilbourne Anderson

Thomas Lilbourne Anderson (December 8, 1808 – March 6, 1885) was a practicing lawyer who served in the United States House of Representatives from Missouri.

He was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1828. He began the practice of law in Franklin, Kentucky, later moving to Palmyra, Missouri, in 1830. He was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1840, and remained a member of that body through 1844. He also served as a member of the Missouri Constitutional Convention of 1845.

He was first elected to the United States Congress in 1857 as a member of the American Party, winning reelection in 1859 as an Independent Democrat. He also served as a presidential elector for the Whig Party in 1844, 1848, 1852, and 1856. He died in Palmyra in 1885.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gilchrist Porter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 2nd congressional district

1857-1861
Succeeded by
James Sidney Rollins