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LeRoy H. Anderson

LeRoy Hagen Anderson (February 2, 1906 – September 25, 1991) was a U.S. Representative from Montana.

Leroy H. Anderson
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1961
Preceded byOrvin B. Fjare
Succeeded byJames F. Battin
Member of the Montana Senate
In office
Member of the Montana House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornFebruary 2, 1906
Ellendale, North Dakota
DiedSeptember 25, 1991(1991-09-25) (aged 85)
Conrad, Montana[1]
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Army United States Army Reserve
Years of service1942 – 1962
RankMajor General
Unit5th Armored Division 96th Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II


Born in Ellendale, North Dakota, Anderson, the grandson of Norwegian immigrants,[2] moved with his parents to Conrad, Montana, in 1909. He graduated with a B.S. degree from Montana State College in 1927, and went on to do postgraduate work in mathematics and physical chemistry in 1935-1938 at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He later worked as a wheat and cattle rancher. During the Second World War he served as commander of an armored task force in the European Theater of Operations in combat from Normandy to the Elbe River. He was separated from the service as a lieutenant colonel in 1945. For his service, he received the Silver Star and Croix de Guerre Medal with Palm. He served as a Major general in Army Reserve, commanding the 96th Infantry Division Reserve from 1948 through 1962.

He served as a member of the Montana House of Representatives in 1947 and 1948 and the Montana State Senate from 1949 through 1956, serving as Democratic floor leader 1954-1956. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress.

Anderson was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth and Eighty-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1961). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1960 but was unsuccessful for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator. He resumed engineering pursuits. He served as member of the Montana State senate from 1966 to 1970. He was a resident of Conrad, Montana, until his death there on September 25, 1991.


  1. ^ "LeRoy Anderson Ex-Congressman, 85 - New York Times". 1991-09-28. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  2. ^ "United States Census, 1910", FamilySearch, retrieved March 5, 2018

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Orvin B. Fjare
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
James F. Battin