William Coleman Anderson

William Coleman Anderson (* July 10, 1853 in Greeneville, Tennessee, † September 8, 1902 in Newport, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Anderson attended the common schools and the Tusculum College, which he completed in 1876. Then he moved to Newport. Between 1877 and 1878 he was an administrative employee at the local Cocke County. After studying law and its made ​​in 1878 admitted to the bar he began in Newport to work in his new profession. Politically, Anderson member of the Republican Party. Between 1881 and 1883 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee; of 1889 and 1892 he was the General Land Office in Washington DC employed, where he rose to the department heads. Then he returned to Newport, where he practiced as a lawyer again.

In the congressional elections of 1894 Anderson was elected in the first district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Alfred A. Taylor on March 4, 1895. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1896, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1897. After his retirement from the House of Representatives, he founded the weekly magazine " Plain Talk ," which he also edited. He was also a member of the council of Newport. There, William Anderson died on 8 September 1902.