|Intro||United States federal judge|
|Was||Lawyer Judge Diplomat Politician|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||6 June 1848, Belmont County, USA|
|Death||30 September 1916, Washington, D.C., USA (aged 68 years)|
Thomas H. Anderson (June 6, 1848 – October 1, 1916) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.
Education and career
Anderson was born in Belmont County, Ohio, and attended Mount Union College. He was a high school principal in Cambridge, Ohio in 1871. He was in private practice of law in Cambridge from 1871 to 1889 and in Washington, D.C. from 1893 to 1899, interrupted by a stint as the United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Bolivia from 1889 to 1893. He served as the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1899 to 1901.
Federal judicial service
Anderson received a recess appointment from President William McKinley on April 23, 1901, to an Associate Justice seat on the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (now the United States District Court for the District of Columbia) vacated by Associate Justice Charles Cleaves Cole. He was nominated to the same position by President Theodore Roosevelt on December 5, 1901. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 4, 1902, and received his commission on February 6, 1902. His service terminated on October 1, 1916, due to his death.
- Thomas H. Anderson at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Charles Cleaves Cole
| Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia