Simeon H. Anderson

Simeon H. Anderson (March 2, 1802 – August 11, 1840) was a United States Representative from Kentucky. Anderson was the father of William Clayton Anderson who also served as a Representative from Kentucky. He was born near Lancaster, Kentucky, where he pursued preparatory studies. In addition, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Kentucky.

Simeon H. Anderson
Member of the United States House of Representatives
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – August 11, 1840
Succeeded byJohn Burton Thompson
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1802-03-02)March 2, 1802
Lancaster, Kentucky, US
DiedAugust 11, 1840(1840-08-11) (aged 38)
Lancaster, Kentucky, US
Political partyWhig
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer

Anderson was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives 1828, 1829, 1832, and 1836–1838. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1839, until his death near Lancaster, Kentucky, in 1840. He was buried in the Anderson family cemetery, with a cenotaph at the Congressional Cemetery.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Simeon H. Anderson (id: A000232)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Simeon H. Anderson at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1839 – August 11, 1840
Succeeded by