ANDERSON, Lucien (1824-1898)

ANDERSON, LUCIEN, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Mayfield, Graves County, Ky., June 23, 1824; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Mayfield; presidential elector on the Whig ticket of Scott and Graham in 1852; member of the State house of representatives 1855-1857; elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1864; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Mayfield, Ky., October 18, 1898; interment in the Anderson family cemetery

Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: In the Charles Lanman collection.
Autobiographical or biographical sketch. Unpublished finding aid in repository.


Lincoln Memorial University
Carnegie-Vincent Library
Harrogate, TN
Papers: 1864, 1 page.
Printed peititon form signed by Lucien Anderson, R. Mallory, and G. Clay Smith. all members of Congress from Kentucky, ask for the release of a prisoner, John V. Bland. Endorsed by Lincoln: Let him take the oath and be discharged. A. Lincoln, with date, March 20, 1864.

  • Hood, James Larry. "For the Union: Kentucky's Unconditional Unionist Congressmen and the Development of the Republican Party in Kentucky, 1863-1865." Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 76 (July 1978): 197-215.