Arthur J. Anderson, M. D., of Lawrence, is one of the foremost physicians of that city and has gained prominence among the members of his profession in the state. He is not a Kansan by birth, though he is almost to the manor born, a Kansan. He was five years of age when his parents located at Lawrence, where his father, Dr. Samuel B. Anderson, successfully practiced medicine for a period of nearly twenty-five years, then going to Colorado. He died at Denver, in 1907, at the age of eighty-two years. Dr. Samuel B. Anderson was born in Pennsylvania and was descended from sturdy Scotch ancestry. He graduated in the Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, Ohio, and later studied homeopathy, which latter system of medicine he practiced for years, achieving an enviable reputation in his profession. He was well and favorably known in Lawrence, being highly esteemed as a citizen, as well as a physician. He began the practice of medicine at Greenfield, Highland county, Ohio, and it was at that place that his son, Arthur J., was born, June 19, 1863. His wife bore the maiden name of Nancy L. Davis. She was possessed of sterling qualities of heart and mind and was highly respected by all who knew her. In Lawrence Dr. Arthur J. Anderson was reared, and there he has made his home since five years of age, his parents locating in that place in 1868. In the city schools he obtained a fair common school education which was supplemented by attending the University of Kansas, in which institution he remained up to his junior year. Predilection led him to the study of medicine, a profession in which his father had gained the reputation of a skillful practitioner. He spent one year in the Missouri Medical College, at St. Louis, and then graduated, in 1887, from the Hahnemann Medical College, at Chicago. Immediately he began the practice of his profession, at Lawrence, and soon rose to prominence. He has long held a large patronage, many of the prominent families of Lawrence being numbered therein. He is a member of the Douglas County Medical Society, of the Kansas State Medical Society, and of the American Medical Association. He is a Thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine, Abdallah Temple, at Leavenworth. He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. In politics he is a Democrat, but has not sought or held political position. After five years of efficient service as school physician for Haskell Institute he resigned the position, Sept. 8, 1911. For six years he was general examiner for the Fraternal Aid Society, and for two years was a member of the Kansas state board of health.Pages 976-977 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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