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Charles Arthur ANDERSON

(1899-1977)

ANDERSON, Charles Arthur, a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., September 26, 1899; attended the public schools; was graduated from St. Charles Military Academy in 1916 and from the law school of St. Louis University, LL.B., 1924; during the First World War served in the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Field Artillery, Thirty-fifth Division, from April 1, 1917, to July 2, 1919, with nineteen months service overseas; was admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced practice in St. Louis, Mo.; prosecuting attorney of St. Louis County 1933-1937; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the Seventy-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; chairman of the Democratic State convention at St. Louis in 1940; resumed the practice of law in St. Louis, Mo., where he died April 26, 1977; interment in Sunset Burial Park.

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

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