ANDERSON, JOSEPH: Congregationalist; b. at Broomtoro (a hamlet of Rossshire), Scotland, Dec. 16, 1836. He was educated at the College of the
City of New York (B.A., 1854) and Union Theological Seminary (1857), and held successive pastorates at the First Congregational
Church, Stamford, Conn. (1858-61), the First Congregational Church, Norwalk, Conn. (1861-64), and the First Congregational
Church, Waterbury, Conn. (1865 1905), of which he is now pastor emeritus. He was moderator of the General Association of Connecticut
in 1877 and 1890, and of the General Conference of Congregational Churches in 1878, and has been a member of the Yale Corporation
since 1884. He was also president of the Connecticut Bible Society in 1884-1904 and a delegate to the International Congregational
Council held at London in 1891. He is vice-president of the American Social Science Association and of the Mattatuck Historical
Society, as well as a corporate member of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, a director of the Missionary
Society of Connecticut since 1875, and a member of the American Antiquarian Society and the American Historical Association.
Among his numerous works special mention may be made of The Town and City of Waterbury (3 vols., Waterbury, Conn., 1896), which he edited and in great part wrote.