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Thomas Lilbourne ANDERSON

(1808-1885)

ANDERSON, Thomas Lilbourne, a Representative from Missouri; born near Bowling Green, Green County, Ky., December 8, 1808; attended the rural schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Franklin, Simpson County, Ky.; moved in 1830 to Palmyra, Marion County, Mo., where he continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1840-1844; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844, 1848 and 1852; member of the State constitutional convention in 1845; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fifth Congress and as an Independent Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of law in Marion County, Mo.; died in Palmyra, Mo., March 6, 1885; interment in the City Cemetery.

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

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