Henry James Anderson (1799–1875)


A native of New York City, Anderson trained as a medical doctor at Columbia College (now University), where he became professor of astronomy and mathematics. He participated in the US Navy's scientific expedition to the Dead Sea in 1848 (led by Catholic William Lynch), and converted to Catholicism the following year. He became active in the St. Vincent de Paul Society and other New York-area charities.


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