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John B. Anderson

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John B. Anderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byLeo E. Allen
Succeeded byLynn Morley Martin
Personal details
John Bayard Anderson

(1922-02-15)February 15, 1922
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
DiedDecember 3, 2017(2017-12-03) (aged 95)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyRepublican (1960-1980),
None (1980-2017)
Spouse(s)Keke Machakos (1953–2017)
Alma materUniversity of Illinois
University of Illinois College of Law
Harvard Law School

John Bayard Anderson (February 15, 1922 – December 3, 2017) was an American-Republican politician from Illinois. He was a politician from the 1960s until the later 2000s. He ran for president in 1980,[1] but lost to Ronald Reagan as the main Republican candidate. He then ran as an independent candidate,[2] and lost again to Reagan in November, 1980.[3]

Anderson was born on February 15, 1922 in Rockford, Illinois to a Swedish-American family.[4] He studied at the University of Illinois, at the University of Illinois College of Law, and at the Harvard Law School. Anderson was married to Keke Machakos from 1953 until his death 2017.

Anderson died on December 3, 2017, in Washington, D.C., aged 95.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Memoryretro. "Republican Debate, Iowa 1980". Retrieved 9 January 2019 – via YouTube.
  2. ReaganFoundation. "1980 Presidential Candidate Debate: Governor Ronald Reagan and Congressman John Anderson – 9/21/80". Retrieved 9 January 2019 – via YouTube.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Clymer, Adam (December 4, 2017). "John Anderson, Who Ran Against Reagan and Carter in 1980, Is Dead at 95". The New York Times. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  4. Weaver Jr, Warren (August 26, 1980). "Anderson Chooses Lucey for his Ticket; Praises Ex-Wisconsin Governor as Qualified for the White House Seeking Broader Support Anderson Picks Lucey, Ex-Governor of Wisconsin, as Running Mate Matter of Prominence Sees Effect on Congressmen Gives Carter 'No Chance'". The New York Times. Retrieved May 6, 2010.