VP Born In N. Carolina
Kenneth Lewis Anderson, for whom Anderson County was named, was born Sept. 11, 1805, in North Carolina.
In 1829 he moved to Tennessee. He came to Texas in 1837 and settled at San Augustine. There he was appointed collector of customs.
Anderson served in the Sixth Texas Congress as a member of the House and as speaker from Nov. 1, 1841, to July 23, 1842. He was appointed district attorney by President Sam Houston for the Fifth District in 1843, and was elected vice president of the Republic of Texas Sept. 2, 1844.
Anderson died at Fanthorp, later named Anderson, July 3, 1845. Anderson County was created the following year and named in his honor.