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|Attorney General of Alabama|
- Bachelor's degree, Huntingdon College (1976)
- Juris Doctorate degree, Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (1979)
Shortly after receiving his law degree, Anderson joined the Montgomery-based law firm of Hill, Hill, Carter, Franco, Cole & Black. He became a partner at the firm in 1983 and continued to practice there until 1988 when he co-founded his current private practice firm, Beers, Anderson, Jackson, Patty & Fawal, P.C.
In 1986, Anderson was appointed by then Governor George Wallace for a five-year term as chairman of the Alabama Ethics Commission. Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley later appointed Anderson as a member of the State Personnel Board and the State Employees Insurance Board.
Speaking at a Cherokee County Democratic Club luncheon on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Anderson "said he didn't understand how a person can claim to be both a Christian and a Republican."  Though the Montgomery attorney insists it was simply a joke, he has drawn the ire of the State Republican Party who argue the State Attorney General candidate has stooped to a new low in questioning the Christianity of all those who vote or support Republicans.
- Chairman, Southeast YMCA Board of Directors
- Chairman, Britton YMCA Board of Directors
- Chairman, Alabama Youth and Government Board
- Chairman, State Law Day
- Member, Montgomery YMCA Metro Board of Directors
- Member, Blue Gray Football Classic Board of Directors
- Member, Montgomery Lions Club
- Member, First United Methodist Church Administrative Board
- Member, National Rifle Association
- Member, Buckmasters
- Member, Ducks Unlimited
- Member, Alabama Wildlife Federation
- President/Founding Member, Hugh Maddox Inn of Court
- President, Montgomery County Young Lawyers
- President, State Young Lawyers
- Secretary, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Board of Directors
- Vice President, Alabama State Bar
- See also: Alabama Attorney General election, 2010
|2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary |
|Democratic Party||James Anderson||49.6% |
|Democratic Party||Giles Perkins||31.1%|
|Democratic Party||Michel Nicrosi||19.3%|
|2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary Run-off |
|Democratic Party||James Anderson||60.0%|
|Democratic Party||Giles Perkins||40.0%|
|2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election |
|Republican Party||Luther Strange||58.8%|
|Democratic Party||James Anderson||41.1%|
According to Follow the Money, Anderson has raised $231,260 in 2010 for his state attorney general campaign as of September 20, 2010. 
Listed below are the top five contributors:
|James H. Anderson||$23,275|
|Taylor & Taylor||$10,500|
Anderson currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama. He and his late-wife, Susan Blalock, had three children together - Jesse, Marjorie, and Anna.
- Man of the Year Award (1994) from YMCA Montgomery
- Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
- Life Fellow, Alabama Bard Foundation
James Anderson for Attorney General
P.O. Box 1988
Montgomery, AL, 36102
Phone: (334) 834-5311
- James Anderson's Twitter account
- Project Vote Smart - James Anderson biography
- Andersonforag.com 2010 Campaign website
The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine was used to recall this version of the website from October 14, 2010.
- ↑ WTVY "James Anderson Joins Alabama Attorney General Race" 17 Jan. 2010
- ↑ Montgomery Advertiser "AG candidate's joke about faith riles GOP" 1 Oct. 2010
- ↑ Alabama Secretary of State - 2010 Democratic Primary Election Results
- ↑ Even though James Anderson received the most votes, he failed to receive over fifty percent of those votes required by Alabama state law. A run-off election between the top two vote recipients, therefore, was required to decide who went on to the general election.
- ↑ Alabama Secretary of State - 2010 Democratic Primary Run-off Election Results
- ↑ Alabama Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - Campaign Contributions for James H. Anderson, 2010