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Joseph Halstead ANDERSON

(1800-1870)

ANDERSON, Joseph Halstead, a Representative from New York; born in the town of Harrison, near White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y., August 25, 1800; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State assembly in 1833 and 1834; sheriff of Westchester County 1835-1838; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Twenty-ninth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; resumed farming pursuits; died in White Plains, N.Y., June 23, 1870; interment in a private burying ground at “Anderson Hill,” near White Plains, N.Y.

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

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