Talk:Warren Edward Anderson

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Namesake of Anderson Street? dscosson ··· talk 09:03, 6 July 2008 (CDT)

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."[1] — admin • talk  06:20, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

You put the William there, man. I haven't the slightest idea :-) — dscossontalk  13:17, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Haha, did I? Let me check where I found that... — admin • talk  14:43, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Hey, on the name issue... History of Escambia County calls him William. See this. — dscossontalk  00:02, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

It bothers me that Clay uses the name William. Next week I will find out for sure. — dscossontalk  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)
I wanted to also note that a Bliss magazine refers to him as "Wm E. Anderson" [2]. — dscossontalk  17:43, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Same guy?

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? — dscossontalk  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. — dscossontalk  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. — dscossontalk  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. — dscossontalk  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. — dscossontalk  12:43, 15 September 2009 (CDT)

The mayor was William E. Anderson, though Warren E. Anderson was the vice president of the board of commissioners at the same time, a position that allowed him to act as mayor if the mayor was unable to (which he did on May 17, 1894, regarding an ordinance regulating the fire limits in the city). The Pensacola News, Tues. Aug. 29, 1893, p. 4, noted, "The name of Pensacola's new ruler is William E. Anderson and the name of the vice president of the board of commissioners who will act as mayor in the absence or sickness of that official is Warren E. Anderson. Hereafter, both gentlemen will be under the necessity of signing their names in full." S. L. Camp