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Lucien ANDERSON

(1824-1898)

ANDERSON, Lucien, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Mayfield, Graves County, Ky., June 23, 1824; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Mayfield; presidential elector on the Whig ticket of Scott and Graham in 1852; member of the State house of representatives 1855-1857; elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1864; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Mayfield, Ky., October 18, 1898; interment in the Anderson family cemetery

Bibliography

Hood, James Larry. “For the Union: Kentucky’s Unconditional Unionist Congressmen and the Development of the Republican Party in Kentucky, 1863-1865.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 76 (July 1978): 197-215.

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

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