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Alexander Anderson


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1851 Democratic SD-09 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Alexander Outlaw Anderson
Born: November 10, 1794 in Dandridge, Tennessee
Military Service: ARMY (War of 1812; Battle of New Orleans)
Family: Son of U.S. Senator Joseph Anderson [Tennessee] (1797-1815)
Died: May 23, 1869 in Knoxville, Tennessee

1836: Superintendent, United States Land Office in Alabama
1838: "government agent for removing the Indians from Alabama and Florida"
1840-1841: Member, United States Senate [Tennessee]
1852: Resigned from the State Senate on April 3.
1852-1853: Justice, California Supreme Court

  • After research and consultation with Chris Nguyen (from the office of Senator Runner), it was determined that this was not the Alexander Anderson who died as a result of the boiler explosion on the river steamer "Pearl", on the Sacramento River just north of Sacramento which killed more than 53 people in 1855.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress by the Library of Congress
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []