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Chapman Levy ANDERSON

(1845-1924)

ANDERSON, Chapman Levy, a Representative from Mississippi; born near Macon, Noxubee County, Miss., March 15, 1845; attended the common schools in Jackson, Miss., and the University of Mississippi at Oxford; enlisted in the Confederate Army on March 5, 1862, as a private in the Thirty-ninth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteer Infantry; was promoted through the successive grades of noncommissioned officer until July 1864, when he was transferred to Bradford’s cavalry corps of scouts with the rank of second lieutenant, in which capacity he served until the close of the war; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Kosciusko, Miss.; mayor of Kosciusko, Miss., in 1875; member of the State house of representatives in 1879 and 1880; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890; United States district attorney for the northern district of Mississippi in 1896 and 1897; engaged in the practice of law in Kosciusko, Miss., until his death, April 27, 1924; interment in Kosciusko Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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