Jim Anderson was a Republican member of the Wyoming Senate for the 2nd district, encompassing Converse County and Platte County.
Jim Anderson was born on March 17, 1943 in Douglas, Wyoming. He graduated from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, then did some postgraduate work at the University of Wyoming.
He served as a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1997 to 2000. From 2001 until his resignation on March 3, 2015, he served as a member of the Wyoming Senate. He served as President of the Wyoming Senate. He has stated that education is "the biggest social issue." He is opposed to gambling. In 2010, he sponsored a bill of 'cowboy ethics' after reading James Owen's book, Code of the West, about applying these principles to business.
He is a member of the Rotary International, the Glenrock Chamber of Commerce, the National Rifle Association, Moose International. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Mining Associates of Wyoming. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of State Governments.
He lived in Glenrock, Wyoming. He is married with two children and four grandchildren. He is a Protestant.