William Coleman Anderson
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 1st district
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
|Preceded by||Roderick R. Butler|
|Succeeded by||Walter P. Brownlow|
|Born||July 10, 1853|
Tusculum, near Greeneville, Tennessee
|Died||September 8, 1902(aged 49)|
|Children||Herbert G. Anderson William Coleman Anderson|
|Alma mater||Tusculum College|
Anderson moved to Newport, Tennessee, in 1876, and while studying law, he was assistant clerk of Cocke County from 1877 to 1878. Admitted to the bar in 1878, he commenced practice in Newport. He served as a member of the State house of representatives from 1881 to 1883. He was a principal examiner in the General Land Office at Washington, D.C., from 1889 to 1892; promoted to chief of the contest division February 1, 1892, but resigned August 7, 1892. He was made chief of the General Land Office, and served from November 23, 1892, until April 11, 1893. returned to Newport, Cocke County, in 1893 and resumed the practice of law.
Anderson was founder and editor of Plain Talk, a weekly newspaper published in Newport. He was also member of the city council at the time of his death.
- United States Congress. "William Coleman Anderson (id: A000238)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- William Coleman Anderson at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Alfred A. Taylor
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st congressional district
Walter P. Brownlow