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Robert B. Anderson

Robert B. AndersonAKA Robert Bernard Anderson

Born: 4-Jun-1910
Birthplace: Burleson, TX
Died: 14-Aug-1989
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery [1]
Remains: Buried, Rose Hill Cemetery, Cleburne, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican [2]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of the Treasury, 1957-61

According to federal prosecutors, Anderson was paid lobbyist for the Unification Church led by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

[1] Surgery to remove esophageal cancer.

[2] Originally a Democrat, switched to Republican 1956.

Father: Robert Lee Anderson
Mother: Elizabeth Ethel Haskew ("Lizzie")
Sister: Ruth Smith
Sister: Velma Pickens
Wife: Ollie Mae Rawlins (m. 10-Apr-1935, d. Jun-1987 Alzheimer's)
Son: Gerald Lee Anderson
Son: James Richard Anderson

    University: BA, Weatherford College, Southwestern University (1927)
    Teacher: Burleson High School, Burleson, TX
    Law School: LLB, University of Texas Law School (1932)

    US Secretary of the Treasury (1957-61)
    Ventures, Ltd. (Canadian, 1955-57)
    US Defense Department Deputy Secretary (1954-55)
    US Secretary of the Navy (1953-54)
    Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association President (1947-51)
    Texas State Official Chairman, Texas Unemployment Commission (1936)
    Texas State Official Tax Commissioner (1934)
    Texas State Official Assistant Attorney General (1933)
    Texas State House of Representatives (1932)
    Member of the Board of American Gas & Chemical Company (as Chairman)
    Member of the Board of Goodyear
    Member of the Board of Pan-Am
    Carl M. Loeb, Rhoades & Co. Partner (1961-73)
    Phillips Petroleum Advisor
    Texaco Advisor
    Unification Church Consultant
    American Bar Association
    American Petroleum Institute
    Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board
    Independent Petroleum Association of America
    Order of the Coif
    State Bar of Texas 1932
    Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1955
    Bank Fraud operating an uninsured, unregistered offshore bank without a license (1983-84, pled guilty 26-Mar-1987)
    Tax Evasion (1983-84, pled guilty 26-Mar-1987)
    House Arrest 1987
    Disbarred New York bar (Jan-1989)
    House Arrest five months
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Polio

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