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LeRoy H. Anderson

Born: Feb 2, 1906

Death: Sep 25, 1991

Birthplace: Ellendale

Nationality: United States

LeRoy H. Anderson

Date of Birth : Feb 2, 1906
Date of Death : Sep 25, 1991
Birth Place : Ellendale

LeRoy Hagen Anderson was a U.S. Representative from Montana. Born in Ellendale, North Dakota, Anderson 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 Ninety-sixth 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.

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