Member Biography

George K. Anderson 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1874       50 Republican
1875       50 Republican
1876       50 Republican

COUNTIES: Crawford  


09/14/1834 - 08/02/1891

George K. Anderson (R50) Crawford County 1874-1876

Early Life:

George K. Anderson, born September 14, 1834, East Waterford, Juniata County, Pennsylvania; son of Enoch Lucius and Rebecca Mortland Anderson; engaged tanning trade; Tuscarora Academy, Shade Gap Academy; Duff's College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, commercial banking and railroad book-keeping; book-keeper, private secretary, Kirk and Rhodes, car builders, Rochester, Pennsylvania, until 1858; wholesale, retail grocery business, Power and Anderson, Greenville, Pennsylvania; dry goods business, Anderson and Packard, through 1862; assistant, General W. W. Irwin, Commissary General of Pennsylvania, 1862-1864; engaged, oil business, Petroleum Centre, Titusville, making that his permanent home; delegate, Republican National Convention, Philadelphia, 1873; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1874-1876; original stockholders, Northern Pacific Railroad, Texas Pacific Railroad; married, Emma J. Hawkins, 1859, (d. 1864), remarried, Mary Pauline Hazzard, 1880; appointed register, land office, New Mexico, President Benjamin Harrison, 1891; died, August 2, 1891, Trinidad, Colorado; interment, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Assistant, General W. W. Irwin, Commissary General of Pennsylvania, 1862-1864.

Delegate, Republican, National Convention, Philadelphia, 1873.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 50th district, Crawford County, 1874-1876; committee assignments, Railroads, Centennial Affairs (Chairman).


Cox, Harold. Senate Members "A" ( Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1876) Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 606, 610-612.

George K. Anderson (1834-1891) - Find a Grave Memorial