US Con Anderson, Lucien - U.S. Congressman, KY

Lucien "Lush" Anderson

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Born: June 23, 1824

Birthplace: Fleming County, Kentucky

Father: John Anderson 1794 – 1842
(Buried: Anderson Family Cemetery, Mayfield, Kentucky)​

Mother: Nancy Rebeccah Davenport 1795 – 1864
(Buried: Anderson Family Cemetery, Mayfield, Kentucky)​

Wife: Anna Rebecca Lochridge 1831 – 1890
(Buried: Anderson Family Cemetery, Mayfield, Kentucky)​

Children:

Henry Clay “Harry” Anderson 1847 – 1863​
(Buried: Anderson Family Cemetery, Mayfield, Kentucky)​
Nancy Augusta Anderson Smith 1853 – 1879​
(Buried: Anderson Family Cemetery, Mayfield, Kentucky)​
Robert Lochridge Anderson 1856 – 1935​
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Ocala, Florida)​
Clifford Lucien Anderson 1882 – 1963​
(Buried: Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Tampa, Florida)​

Political Party: Whig Party, Unconditional Unionist, Republican Party

Occupation before War:


1845 – 1863: Attorney in Mayfield, Kentucky
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1852: Whig Party Presidential Elector​
1855 – 1857: Kentucky State Representative​

Civil War Career:

1863 – 1865: United States Congressman from Kentucky​
1863 – 1865: Member of House District of Columbia Committee​
1863: On November 4th, while residing in Mayfield, Kentucky, Congressman Anderson was abducted by Confederate Guerrillas, who hoped to use him as an exchange for Johnson’s Island prisoner Colonel Trusten Polk. Anderson was lucky to be released unharmed.​
1864: Choose not to be a candidate for re-nomination to U.S. Congress​
1864: Kentucky Delegate to Republican Party National Convention​
1865: Despite a history of being a slave owner from Kentucky, he voted in support of 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution.​

Occupation after War:
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Attorney in Mayfield, Kentucky​
Suffered from unsound mind as the result of age and bad health​

Died: October 18, 1898

Place of Death:
Mayfield, Kentucky

Age at time of Death: 74 years old

Burial Place: Anderson Family Cemetery, Mayfield, Kentucky
 
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