Edward Riley Anderson was state supreme court justice. Bar: Tennessee 1958, United States District Court (eastern district) Tennessee 1965, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1985, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court 1988. Recipient Vocational Service award Oak Ridge Rotary Club, 2000; named Judge of Year American Board Trial Advocates, 1998.
Associate Joyce & Wilson, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1957—1961. Partner Joyce, Anderson & Meredith, 1961—1987. Judge Tennessee Court Appeals, Knoxville, 1987—1990.
Justice Tennessee Supreme Court, 1990—2005, chief justice, 1994—2001. Member Tennessee Judicial Conference, since 1987. Board directors Conference of Chief Justices, 1999-2000, vice chair children and the family committee, 1998-1999.
Chairman Tennessee Judicial Council, 1990-1995, Select Senate/House Committee on Court Automation,1990-1994, member Institute Judicial Administrative New York University.
Past commissioner Oak Ridge City Charter. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Tennessee Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, American Board Trial Advocates (president Tennessee chapter 1987-1988), Tennessee Bar Association (William M. Leech Junior Public Service award 2001), Anderson County Bar Association (president 1961), Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (president 1980-1981), American Inns of Court (president Tennessee chapter 1988-1990).