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Reuben V. Anderson

AKA Reuben Vincent Anderson

Born: 16-Sep-1942
Birthplace: Jackson, MS

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney, Judge
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Partner, Phelps Dunbar

First Black graduate of University of Mississippi Law School; first Black judge on the Mississippi Supreme Court; first Black President of the Mississippi Bar Association.

Father: (brick layer)
Wife: Phyllis Wright Anderson
Son: Vincent Anderson
Daughter: Raina Anderson-Minor

    High School: Holy Ghost Catholic School, Jackson, MS (attended)
    High School: Jim Hill High School, Jackson, MS
    University: BA, Tougaloo College (1964)
    Law School: Southern University (attended)
    Law School: JD, University of Mississippi (1967)
    Administrator: Trustee, Tougaloo College

    Phelps Dunbar Partner (1991-)
    Mississippi State Supreme Court Justice (1985-90)
    Mississippi State Official Circuit Court Judge, 7th Circuit (1981-85)
    Mississippi State Official County Court Judge, Hinds County, MS (1977-81)
    Mississippi State Official Municipal Court Judge, Jackson, MS (1976-77)
    Anderson, Banks, Nichols & Stewart Partner (1968-77)
    NAACP Attorney (1967-69)
    Member of the Board of AT&T (2006-)
    Member of the Board of Bellsouth (1994-2006)
    Member of the Board of Burlington Resources
    Member of the Board of Kroger (1991-)
    Member of the Board of Trustmark
    American Arbitration Association Board of Directors
    American Bar Association
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Jackson Medical Mall Foundation Board of Directors
    Mississippi Bar Association (1967-, as President, 1997-98)
    The Nature Conservancy Board of Directors
    United Way Capitol Area Board
    Draft Deferment 1967

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