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Anselm J. McLaurin

Anselm Joseph McLaurin (March 26, 1848 – December 22, 1909) was an American politician from Mississippi.

A Democrat, he served briefly in the U.S. Senate from 1894 to 1895; he was subsequently the first governor to be elected under the state Constitution of 1890, serving from 1896 to 1900. McLaurin returned to the Senate in 1901 after being elected in 1900; he was re-elected in 1906 and died in office in 1909, aged 61.

Family

McLaurin is the great-great-grandfather of American comedian, Robin Williams. Williams' mother's obituary attests to this fact (San Francisco Chronicle, September 8, 2001).

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Edward C. Walthall
United States Senator (Class 2) from Mississippi
1894–1895
Served alongside: James Z. George
Succeeded by
Edward C. Walthall
Political offices
Preceded by
John M. Stone
Governor of Mississippi
1896-1900
Succeeded by
Andrew H. Longino
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