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Anderson after his 1940 election as Vermont Auditor

David Verner Anderson (September 4, 1899 – September 3, 1979) was a Vermont politician who served as Auditor of Accounts.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Anderson was born in Quincy, Massachusetts on September 4, 1899, and his family relocated to Montpelier, Vermont in 1901. He served in the military during World War I as a member of the Student Army Training Corps and Reserve Officers Corps, and later became a member of the American Legion.[1][2][3]

He graduated from Norwich University in 1922 and was a member the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He served as a Trustee of Norwich University from 1961 to 1965.[4][5][6]

In 1927 Anderson was appointed as Vermont's Deputy State Auditor, serving until 1941.[7]

On August 24, 1929 Anderson married Iola Florence Bagley in Montpelier. Mrs. Anderson was born on March 14, 1905 and died on September 19, 1970.[8]

Anderson was the successful Republican nominee for Auditor in 1940. He won reelection every two years until 1962 and served from 1941 until the expiration of his final term in 1965.[9]

In 1964 Anderson lost his bid for reelection, losing to Jay H. Gordon, the first time the Republicans had lost the office since the mid-1850s.[10][11]

In 1966 Anderson was the unsuccessful Republican nominee for Auditor, losing to Gordon.[12]

Anderson died in Montpelier on September 3, 1979 and his remains were cremated.[13][14]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Biography, David V. Anderson, Sigma Phi Epsilon Journal, published by the fraternity, Volume 39, Number 2, November, 1941, pages 60-61
  2. John T. Cushing, Harold Pearl Sheldon, Vermont in the World War: 1917-1919, 1928, page 596
  3. Vermont Secretary of State, Vermont Legislative Directory, 1929, page 567
  4. David Verner Anderson Biography, Norwich University Archives page, David Verner Anderson Papers entry, accessed November 7, 2011
  5. Vermont Legislative Directory and State Manual, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 1963, page 713
  6. Sigma Phi Epsilon Journal, published by the fraternity, Volume 16, Number 4, May 1, 1919, page 343
  7. Vermont Legislative Directory, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 1947, page 594
  8. Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008, record for Iola B. Anderson
  9. Vermont Auditors of Accounts, Terms of Service, published by Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, accessed November 7, 2011
  10. Newspaper editorial, The Triple A Team Ousted, Bennington Banner, November 6, 1964
  11. Newspaper article, Former Vt. State Auditor, Wife Die in House Fire, by Associated Press, published in Lewiston (Maine), Sun-Journal, December 6, 2007
  12. Newspaper article, Recount Confirms Election of Both Cooley and Gordon, by United Press International, published in Bennington Banner, December, 1966
  13. Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008, record for David V. Anderson
  14. Social Security Death Index, David V. Anderson entry
Political offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Gates
Vermont Auditor of Accounts
1941 – 1965
Succeeded by
Jay H. Gordon

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