Anders Eriksen Lysgaard was born in the parish of Tretten in Øyer in Oppland, Norway. He was the youngest of seven children born into a farming family in the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal. His family lived on the farm Jevne in Øyer. Anders Lysgaard was appointed sheriff under the magistrate of Ringsaker in Hedmark from 1782 to 1786. Anders Lysgaard was married in 1786 with Ingeborg Larsdatter Svennes (1771-1858) and took over Svennes, a sizable farm near the village of Biri.
He represented Christians amt (now Oppland) at the Norwegian Constituent Assembly at Eidsvoll in 1814 where he favored the independence party (Selvstendighetspartiet). He was later a member of the Parliament of Norway. 
- Anders Eriksen Lysgaard (lokalhistoriewiki.no)
- Selvstendighetspartiet – i 1814 (Store norske leksikon. Magnus A. Mardal)
- Engen, Arnfinn. "Anders Lysgaard". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
- Mardal, Magnus A. "Anders Lysgaard". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
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