John B. Anderson

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John B. Anderson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1981
Preceded by Leo E. Allen
Succeeded by Lynn Morley Martin
Personal details
Born John Bayard Anderson
(1922-02-15)February 15, 1922
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Died December 3, 2017(2017-12-03) (aged 95)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Republican (1960-1980),
None (1980-2017)
Spouse(s) Keke Machakos (1953–2017)
Alma mater University of Illinois
University of Illinois College of Law
Harvard Law School
Religion Evangelical Free Church

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

Anderson was born on February 15, 1922 in Rockford, Illinois to a Swedish-American family.[1] 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.[2]

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