Joseph H. Anderson

Joseph Halstead Anderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
Preceded byJohn Van Buren
Succeeded byWilliam Nelson
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Westchester district
In office
January 1, 1833 – December 31, 1834
Preceded byJohn W. Frost
Succeeded byEdwin Crosby
Personal details
BornAugust 25, 1800 (1800-08-25)
White Plains, New York
DiedJune 23, 1870 (1870-06-24) (aged 69)
White Plains, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic Party
Professionfarmer politician

Joseph Halstead Anderson (August 25, 1800 – June 23, 1870) was a farmer and an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from New York.


He was born on August 25, 1800, in Harrison, Westchester County, New York. He attended the common schools, and engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Anderson served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1833 and 1834; and as Sheriff of Westchester County from 1835 to 1838.

Elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses, Anderson served from March 4, 1843 to March 3, 1847.[1] While in Congress, he served as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture during the Twenty-ninth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1846 and resumed his farming pursuits.

Anderson died on June 23, 1870, in White Plains, New York; and was interred at a family graveyard, "Anderson Hill", Westchester County, New York.[2]

New York State Senator Henry A. Wise (1906–1982) was his great-grandson.


  1. ^ "Joseph H. Anderson". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Joseph H. Anderson". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 8 July 2013.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
John W. Frost
New York State Assembly

Succeeded by
Edwin Crosby
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Van Buren
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Nelson

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