Thomas Lilbourne Anderson

Thomas Lilbourne Anderson (* December 8, 1808 at Bowling Green, Kentucky; † March 6, 1885 in Palmyra, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1857 and 1861 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Anderson attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree in 1828 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Franklin to work in this profession. In 1830 he moved his office and his residence to Palmyra, Missouri. Politically, he was a member of the mid-1830s, founded the Whig Party. Between 1840 and 1844 Anderson sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri. In the years 1844, 1848 and 1852 he was elector for his party at the respective presidential elections. In 1845 he participated in a meeting to revise the State Constitution as a delegate.

After the dissolution of the Whigs Thomas Anderson graduated in the 1850s, the first American party to. In the congressional elections of 1856 he was appointed as their candidate in the second electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Gilchrist Porter on March 4, 1857. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1861 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events leading up to the Civil War. Upon his reelection in 1858, Anderson did not run but for the American Party, but as an independent Democrat.

In 1860, Anderson gave up another candidacy. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he retired from politics and practiced as a lawyer again. Thomas Anderson died on March 6, 1885 in Palmyra, where he was also buried. He was married to Russ Ella Easton ( 1809-1840 ).