Sessions Office Position District Party
1847 Representative Democrat
Counties Philadelphia


1815 - 04/15/1889

ANDERSON, Stephen Decatur, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, 1815 in Bucks County, Pa.; tailor; poet and contributor, Graham’s Magazine; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1843); unsuccessful campaign, Inspector, Philadelphia (1845); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1847 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1848 term; elected, commissioner, Northern Liberties (1852-1853); editor, The National Argus (1852); elected, trustee, Northern Liberties Gas Works (1857-1859); editor, the Pennsylvanian (1858-1866); appointed, chief clerk, United States Postal Service, Philadelphia (1859-1865); member, Democratic State Committee (1860); vice-president, Democratic State Convention (1866); editor, The Age (1866-1875); elected delegate, Democratic National Convention (1872); editor, The Times (1875); English editor, German Democrat (1875); board president, Northern Liberties Gas Works; reporter, Central Newspaper Union (1875-1881); appointed, clerk, Philadelphia Mayor’s office (1882-1884); appointed, medal and coin cabinet, United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Philadelphia (1886-1889); died, April 15, 1889 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (defunct); removed to Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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