Hugh J. Anderson

Hugh Johnston Anderson (1801 - 1881)

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Hugh Johnston (Hugh J.) Anderson
Born in Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Belfast, Mainemap
[children unknown]
Died in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
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Preceded by
19th Governor
John W. Dana
Hugh J. Anderson
20th Governor
of Maine
Maine
1844—1847
Succeeded by
21st Governor
John W. Dana

Biography

Early Life:

Hugh J. Anderson was born in Wiscasset (in modern-day Maine, then a part of Massachusetts) on May 10, 1801 [1]. 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. [2][3]

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.

Political Career:

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. [4][5]

Family: [6]

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.

Sources

  • U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont 1795
  • U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)
  • U.S., Citizenship Affidavits of US-born Seamen at Select Ports, 1792-1869 Archive Publication: M1880, roll 6
  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress [2]
  • Maine, Birth Records, 1715-1922, Hugh Johnson Anderson
  • Biographical encyclopedia of Maine of the nineteenth century, Metropolitan Publishing, 1885 pages 109-114
  1. Maine, Birth Records, 1715-1922, Hugh Johnson Anderson
  2. U.S., Citizenship Affidavits of US-born Seamen at Select Ports, 1792-1869 Archive Publication: M1880, roll 6
  3. U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont 1795
  4. *Biographical Directory of the United States Congress [1]
  5. *Biographical encyclopedia of Maine of the nineteenth century, Metropolitan Publishing, 1885 pages 109-114
  6. Biographical encyclopedia of Maine of the nineteenth century, Metropolitan Publishing, 1885 pages 109-114


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