Leroy H. Anderson biography

LEROY H. ANDERSON, Democrat, of Conrad, Mont.; born in Ellendale, N. Dak., February 2, 1906; went with parents to Montana in 1909; received degree in chemical engineering, Montana State College in 1927; post graduate work in mathematics and physical chemistry for 18 months at California Institute of Technology, with research results published in Journal of American Chemical Society; married Jessie Taylor in 1929; one daughter, Mrs. John Lahr; one son, Douglas; two grandchildren; religion, Presbyterian, served as moderator of Great Falls Presbytery; wheat and cattle rancher; member: Masons, Elks, VFW, Legion, Lions; private plane pilot; World War II, commander of armored task force in combat from Normandy to Elbe; Silver Star and Croix de Guerre; major general in Army Reserve, commander of 96th Infantry Division, Reserve; elected Montana Legislature, house of representatives, 1946; elected Montana Legislature, senate, 1940 to date, being Democratic floor leader since 1954; elected to the Eighty-fifth Congress November 6, 1956.

Source: 85th Congress, 1st Session Beginning January 3, 1957, Official Congressional Directory (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1957), p. 83.