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|Hugh J. Anderson
John W. Dana
Hugh J. Anderson was born in Wiscasset (in modern-day Maine, then a part of Massachusetts) on May 10, 1801 . His father, John Anderson, was a native of County Down, Ireland, and his grandfather, also John Anderson was a prominent and influential member of the Scottish Protestant colony in that part of Ireland. His father immigrated to Maine 1795. 
After his father's sudden death he moved to Belfast at the age of 14 and was employed as a counting clerk in his uncle's mercantile.
1827 elected clerk of courts for Waldo County. A Democrat, Anderson was elected to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841. He was not a candidate for reelection to the Twenty-seventh Congress in 1840. He was not a candidate for reelection to the Twenty-seventh Congress in 1840
From 1844 - 1847 Anderson was the Governor of Maine. He was a candidate for U.S. Senator in 1847 but subsequently withdrew and moved to Washington DC.
moved to Washington, D.C., and served as commissioner of customs in the United States Treasury Department 1853-1858; presided over the electoral college 1850; appointed head of the commission to reorganize and adjust the affairs of the United States Mint at San Francisco, Calif., in 1857; returned to Washington 1859. Sixth Auditor of the Treasury 1866-1869; retired from public life in 1880 and returned to Portland, Maine where he died May 31, 1881. 
Married Martha J. Drummer of Belfast, Maine (1807-1881) 1832
6 Children: John F. Anderson 1832-1902 Hannah Anderson (no records of marriage yet)1833-1912 Horace Anderson William H. Anderson 1835-1908 Joseph Anderson 1837-1881 (died from surgery complications) Thomas Anderson 1842-1879
He lost two sons before he died and his wife followed him several months after his death. Interment in Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Maine.
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