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Robert O. Anderson

Robert O. AndersonAKA Robert Orville Anderson

Born: 13-Apr-1917
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 2-Dec-2007
Location of death: Roswell, NM
Cause of death: Accident - Fall

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of ARCO, 1966-86

Largest American landowner in the 1980s, in possession of some 2,000 square miles.

Father: Hugo A. Anderson (banker)
Mother: Hilda Nelson
Wife: Barbara Herrick Phelps (m. 1939, five daughters, two sons)
Daughter: Katherine Denton
Daughter: Maria Anderson
Daughter: Julia Smith
Daughter: Beverly Crane
Daughter: Barbara Kryder
Son: Phelps Anderson
Son: Robert Bruce Anderson

    University: BA Economics, University of Chicago (1939)
    Administrator: Trustee, California Institute of Technology
    Administrator: Trustee, University of Chicago
    Administrator: Regent, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (1987-92)

    Hondo Oil & Gas Company Chairman and CEO (1986-94)
    ARCO CEO (1966-86)
    Atlantic Refining Company CEO (1965-66)
    Pure Oil American Mineral Spirits Company (1939-41)
    Member of the Board of ARCO (as Chairman 1966-86)
    Member of the Board of Atlantic Refining Company (1963-66)
    Member of the Board of Carter Hawley Hale
    Member of the Board of CBS
    Member of the Board of Chase Manhattan Bank
    Member of the Board of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (as Chairman 1961-64)
    Member of the Board of First National Bank of Chicago
    Member of the Board of Weyerhaeuser
    Aspen Institute Chairman (1963-87)
    Aspen Institute President (1957-63)
    Club of Rome
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Harper's Benefactor (1980)
    International Institute for Environment and Development Founder
    John Muir Institute Founder
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art Donor ($3M)
    National Petroleum Council Board of Directors (1951-)
    The Observer Benefactor (1977)
    Republican National Committee
    Worldwatch Institute
    Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal
    Swedish Ancestry


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