Sydney ANDERSON, Congress, MN (1881-1948)


ANDERSON, Sydney, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Zumbrota, Goodhue County, Minn., September 18, 1881; attended the common schools; was graduated from high school in 1899; attended Highland Park College, Des Moines, Iowa, and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Minneapolis, Minn.; moved to Kansas City, Mo., and thence to Lanesboro, Minn., and continued the practice of law from 1904 to 1911; served as a private in Company D, Fourteenth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1925); chairman of the Congressional Joint Commission of Agricultural Inquiry in 1921 and 1922; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; vice chairman of the research council of the National Transportation Institute at Washington, D.C., in 1923 and 1924; president of the Millers’ National Federation, Chicago, Ill., and Washington, D.C., 1924-1929; vice president, secretary, and, later, member of the board of directors of General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., 1930-1948; president of the Transportation Association of America, Chicago, Ill., 1943-1948; died in Minneapolis, Minn., October 8, 1948; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present