United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

George W. Anderson

"(May 22, 1832 -- February 26, 1902) George Washington Anderson was a lawyer, public servant, soldier, and an American politician. Anderson was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee and moved to St. Louis Missouri in 1853. George studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1854. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1859 and 1860 and a member of the State senate in 1862. During the Civil War he was captain of Company A, Pike County, Home Guards, he was elected colonel of the regiment and served until September 3, 1861 when it was disbanded. He also served as colonel of the 49th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia (August 13, 1862 - January 1863 and September 29, 1864 to December 1, 1864). He was elected as a Republican to the 39th and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869) where he was chairman on the Committee on Mileage (39th and 40th Congresses). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1868. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=A000188]"

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