Simeon H. Anderson

Simeon H. Anderson (* March 2, 1802 in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky; † August 11, 1840 ) was an American politician. Between 1839 and 1840 he represented the state of Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Simeon Anderson first attended the primary schools. After a subsequent law studies and his 1823 was admitted to a lawyer, he began in Lancaster to work in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. Between 1828 and 1838 he was several times delegate in the House of Representatives from Kentucky. In the 1830s he became a member of the newly formed Whig Party.

In the congressional elections of 1838, he was in the fifth electoral district of Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Harlan on March 4, 1839. Anderson could not finish his term in Congress. End of July 1840 he fell ill with a fever. He was brought by U.S. Senator Henry Clay home, where he died on 11 August 1840. His mandate was made after a special election to John Burton Thompson.

Simeon Anderson was a daughter of the future governor of Kentucky, William Owsley, married. End of the 1830 years he acquired the farm " Pleasant Retreat " by his father. His son William (1826-1861) sat 1859-1861 also for Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives.