Warren M. Anderson

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Warren Mattice Anderson
Lieutenant Governor of New York
Acting
In office
December 18, 1973 – December 31, 1974
Governor Malcolm Wilson
Preceded by Malcolm Wilson
as Lieutenant Governor
Succeeded by Mary Anne Krupsak
as Lieutenant Governor
In office
February 1, 1985 – December 31, 1986
Governor Mario Cuomo
Preceded by Alfred DelBello
as Lieutenant Governor
Succeeded by Stan Lundine
as Lieutenant Governor
Majority Leader of the New York State Senate
In office
January 1, 1973 – December 31, 1988
Preceded by Earl Brydges
Succeeded by Ralph J. Marino
Member of the New York Senate
from the 51st district
In office
January 1, 1983 – December 31, 1988
Preceded by William T. Smith
Succeeded by Thomas W. Libous
Member of the New York Senate
from the 47th district
In office
January 1, 1967 – December 31, 1982
Preceded by Nathan Proller
Succeeded by James H. Donovan
Member of the New York Senate
from the 55th district
In office
January 1, 1966 – December 31, 1966
Preceded by John H. Doerr
Succeeded by Frank J. Glinski
Member of the New York Senate
from the 47th district
In office
January 1, 1955 – December 31, 1965
Preceded by George R. Metcalf
Succeeded by Nathan Proller
Member of the New York Senate
from the 45th district
In office
January 1, 1953 – December 31, 1954
Preceded by Orlo M. Brees
Succeeded by John H. Hughes
Personal details
Born October 16, 1915
Bainbridge, New York
Died June 1, 2007 (aged 91)
Johnson City, New York
Political party Republican

Warren Mattice Anderson (October 16, 1915 – June 1, 2007) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was Temporary President and Majority Leader of the New York State Senate from 1973 to 1988.

Life[edit]

He was born on October 16, 1915, in Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York, the son of Floyd E. Anderson (1891–1976), later a State Senator and Supreme Court Justice, and Edna Madeline (Mattice) Anderson (born 1889).

Anderson graduated from Colgate University in 1937, and from Albany Law School where he was an associate editor of the Albany Law Review. He served in the United States Army during World War II, attaining the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Following the war he served as Assistant County Attorney for Broome County, and then joined the Binghamton law firm of Hinman, Howard & Kattell.

A Republican, Anderson was a member of the New York State Senate from 1953 to 1989, sitting in the 169th, 170th, 171st, 172nd, 173rd, 174th, 175th, 176th, 177th, 178th, 179th, 180th, 181st, 182nd, 183rd, 184th, 185th, 186th and 187th New York State Legislatures. He was Chairman of the Committee on Finance from 1966 to 1972. In this capacity he was the unofficial deputy to Temporary President Earl Brydges. After Brydges retired, Anderson succeeded him as Temporary President and Majority Leader. Anderson worked with Governor Hugh Carey and Assembly Speaker Stanley Steingut to put together a package to rescue New York City from bankruptcy in 1975.[1]

Anderson served in the Senate's top post until 1989, when he re-joined the law firm of Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP[2] in Binghamton, New York. In May 2006, Anderson announced his endorsement of former Assembly Minority Leader John Faso for the Republican nomination for governor.

In his role as Temporary President of the Senate, Anderson twice performed the duties of the Lieutenant Governor of New York. The first was from December 18, 1973 to January 1, 1975 after the resignation of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller elevated Lt. Gov. Malcolm Wilson to the governorship. The second was from February 1, 1985, to January 1, 1987 after Lt. Gov. Alfred DelBello resigned.

In 1978, Anderson was a candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of New York, but lost the nomination to Perry Duryea.

He died on June 1, 2007.[3]

Interstate 88, which runs from the Southern Tier to the Capital District, was named in his honor.

References[edit]

New York State Senate
Preceded by
Orlo M. Brees
New York State Senate
45th District

1953–1954
Succeeded by
John H. Hughes
Preceded by
George R. Metcalf
New York State Senate
47th District

1955–1964
Succeeded by
Nathan Proller
Preceded by
John H. Doerr
New York State Senate
55th District

1966
Succeeded by
Frank J. Glinski
Preceded by
Nathan Proller
New York State Senate
47th District

1967–1982
Succeeded by
James H. Donovan
Preceded by
William T. Smith
New York State Senate
51st District

1983–1988
Succeeded by
Thomas W. Libous
Political offices
Preceded by
Earl W. Brydges
Temporary President of the State Senate
1973–1988
Succeeded by
Ralph J. Marino
Preceded by
Malcolm Wilson
Lieutenant Governor of New York
Acting

1973–1974
Succeeded by
Mary Anne Krupsak
Preceded by
Alfred DelBello
Lieutenant Governor of New York
Acting

1985–1986
Succeeded by
Stan Lundine