About Anselm Joseph McLaurin
Anselm Joseph McLaurin (March 26, 1848 – December 22, 1909) was an American politician.
McLaurin was born in Brandon, Mississippi, the son of Ellen Caroline (née Tullus) and Lauchlin McLaurin III. 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. He died on December 22, 1909 at his home while in a rocking chair sitting in front of his fireplace, aged 61.
McLaurin was married to Laura Elvira Rauch. Through his daughter, Stella May McLaurin, he is the great-great-grandfather of American actor and comedian Robin Williams.