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ANDERSON, Sydney

ANDERSON, Sydney
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1881–1948

Biography

ANDERSON, Sydney, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Zumbrota, Goodhue County, Minn., September 18, 1881; attended the common schools; was graduated from high school in 1899; attended Highland Park College, Des Moines, Iowa, and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Minneapolis, Minn.; moved to Kansas City, Mo., and thence to Lanesboro, Minn., and continued the practice of law from 1904 to 1911; served as a private in Company D, Fourteenth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1925); chairman of the Congressional Joint Commission of Agricultural Inquiry in 1921 and 1922; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; vice chairman of the research council of the National Transportation Institute at Washington, D.C., in 1923 and 1924; president of the Millers' National Federation, Chicago, Ill., and Washington, D.C., 1924-1929; vice president, secretary, and, later, member of the board of directors of General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., 1930-1948; president of the Transportation Association of America, Chicago, Ill., 1943-1948; died in Minneapolis, Minn., October 8, 1948; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN
Papers: In the James Ford Bell Papers, 1916-1960, 3 cubic feet. Correspondents include Sydney Anderson. An inventory is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Frank A. Day Papers, 1889-1928, 2 cubic feet. Other authors include Sydney Anderson. An inventory is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Roy E. Dunn Papers, 1927-1966, 11 cubic feet. Other authors include Sydney Anderson. An inventory is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Frank P. Leslie Papers, ca. 1903-1972, 6.5 cubic feet. Correspondents include Sydney Anderson. An inventory is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Anderson, Sydney. An unmasking: some correspondence between Sydney Anderson, member of Congress from First Minnesota district, and O.M. Levang, his former political manager. Minneapolis: Hamann Press, [1913].

------. Why we have a marketing problem; an introductory marketing talk. Chicago: The American institute of agriculture, 1922.

[Robinson, Bird Maynard]. The imperative need for a National transportation institute. Washington: [N.p., 1922].

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