Charles Arthur Anderson

Charles Arthur Anderson ( born September 26, 1899 in St. Louis, Missouri, † April 26, 1977 ) was an American politician. Between 1937 and 1941 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Anderson attended the public schools of his home and thereafter until 1916, the St. Charles Military Academy. During the First World War, he served in an artillery unit in the U.S. Army in the European theater of war. After a subsequent law studies and his 1924 was admitted to a lawyer, he started in St. Louis to work in this profession. Between 1933 and 1937 he was a prosecutor in St. Louis County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1936 he was in the twelfth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Robert Claiborne on January 3, 1937. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1941 two legislative sessions. During this period more New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted. 1940 Anderson defeated in the congressional elections the Republicans Walter C. Ploeser. In the same year he led the regional Democratic Party in Missouri. As a result, he practiced as a lawyer again. Charles Anderson died on April 26, 1977 in St. Louis.