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ANDERSON, Lucien

1824–1898

Biography

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

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Filson Club Historical Society

Louisville, KY
Papers: In the Charles Lanman collection. Autobiographical or biographical sketch. Unpublished finding aid in repository.

Lincoln Memorial University
Carnegie-Vincent Library

Harrogate, TN
Papers: 1864, 1 page. Printed peititon form signed by Lucien Anderson, R. Mallory, and G. Clay Smith. all members of Congress from Kentucky, ask for the release of a prisoner, John V. Bland. Endorsed by Lincoln: Let him take the oath and be discharged. A. Lincoln, with date, March 20, 1864.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

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.

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