ⓘ John B. Anderson

John B. Anderson

ⓘ John B. Anderson

John Bayard Anderson was an American-Republican politician from Illinois. He was a politician from the 1960s until the later 2000s. He ran for president in 1980, but lost to Ronald Reagan as the main Republican candidate. He then ran as an independent candidate, and lost again to Reagan in November, 1980.

Anderson was born on February 15, 1922 in Rockford, Illinois to a Swedish-American family. He studied at the University of Illinois, at the University of Illinois College of Law, and at the Harvard Law School. Anderson was married to Keke Machakos from 1953 until his death 2017.

Anderson died on December 3, 2017, in Washington, D.C., aged 95.