Flourished: Carlinville, Illinois
Anderson was postmaster of Carlinville, Illinois, from 1837 to 1841. In 1839, he was superintendent of schools, and served as school commissioner from 1839 to 1846.
Charles A. Walker, ed., History of Macoupin County Illinois: Biographical and Pictorial (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1911), 1:132, 242, 426; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1839 (Washington, DC: A. B. Claxton, 1839), 258*; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, from the Thirtieth September, 1841, to the Thirtieth September, 1843 (Washington, DC: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1843), 536*.