Talk:Warren Edward Anderson
- Makes sense, but I'm not sure. --Admin 11:39, 6 July 2008 (CDT)
William or Warren?
Are we sure his name is William E. Anderson? I'm finding a source that gives his name as Warren: "Warren E. Anderson, M.D. University of Alabama, Mobile, 1882; a member of the American Medical Association and president of the Escambia County (Fla.) Medical Society in 1893; vice-president of the Pensacola board of commissioners and ex-officio mayor of the city from 1893 to 1895; local agent of the State Board of Health; one of the most prominent practitioners of Florida; died at his home in Pensacola, February 1, aged 54." — admin • talk 06:20, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
- You put the William there, man. I haven't the slightest idea :-) — dscosson • talk 13:17, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
- It bothers me that Clay uses the name William. Next week I will find out for sure. — dscosson • talk 21:47, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
- That must be where I got it. Sounds like it was just an error on his part; Armstrong didn't get to the city till several years after Anderson's mayoral term, and he was probably better known by the initials "W. E." — admin • talk 22:09, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
There was a Dr. Warren E. Anderson in Pensacola who served on the State Board of Health, among other things. He died February 1, 1912. See this. Think it's the same guy? — dscosson • talk 00:00, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
- Yeah, see that long excerpt above. It identifies him both as a physician who served on the state board of health and mayor. — admin • talk 02:56, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Our article states, "...and again (after the state legislature required a new election in the middle of Pat McHugh's term) from 1895 to 1896."
McHugh was elected in a highly contentious election on June 4, 1895. I've gone through the papers for the rest of that year and am into 1896 and McHugh is still mayor. I'm going to change the date to 1896. — dscosson • talk 23:41, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
- OK. The election was close and went to court and Anderson was named mayor by the court in March 1896. — dscosson • talk 00:11, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Two different people
The more I read, the more I am thinking that W. E. Anderson was two different people, a Warren and a William. When I get some time I will try to compile all of this stuff to make the case. — dscosson • talk 18:18, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
- OK... the obit in the Evening News doesn't mention any mayoral service but the obit in the Journal says "...and vice-president of the board of commissioners of the city 1893-1895, and during that time acted in the capacity of ex officio mayor." So I guess that settles any doubts I had. — dscosson • talk 12:43, 15 September 2009 (CDT)