Log In

Anton Bennett Anderson Edit Profile

Naval officer

Anton Bennett Anderson, American naval officer. Awarded special letter of commendation, Silver Star. Member of the United States Naval Institute (secretary-treasurer, 1933-1936), United States Naval Academy Graduates Association, National Geography Society, Retired Officers Association; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Background

Anderson, Anton Bennett was born on October 28, 1888 in Stanhope, New Jersey, United States. Son of Martin and Louise (Benson) Anderson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1912. Graduated from Army Industrial College, 1938.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1912, advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1947. Served aboard battleships and gunboat, 1912-1917. Flag Lieutenant, 1919.

Flag secretary, 1922-1924. Instructor United States Naval Academy, 1924-1926. Commander United States Ship Mervine, 1926-1929.

Commanding officer, Aviation Mechanics School, Great Lakes, Illinois, 1929-1931. Gunnery officer, United States Ship Lexington, 1931-1933. Naval Academy, instructor, 1933-1936.

Commander destroyer div., Asiatic station, 1936-1938. With Office of Naval Operations, United States Navy Department, 1938-1942. Chief of staff, amphibious force, South Pacific, 1943.

Commander transport div., 1943-1944. President, Board of Review, Discharges and Dismissals, United States Navy Department, 1945-1946. Retired from active service, January 1, 1947.

Membership

Member of the United States Naval Institute (secretary-treasurer, 1933-1936), United States Naval Academy Graduates Association, National Geography Society, Retired Officers Association. Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Miriam Thompson, February 18, 1916. Children: Frank C., Alister C., Ida L. (Mistress.

father:
Martin Anderson

mother:
Louise (Benson) Anderson

spouse:
Miriam Thompson

children:
Frank C. Anderson

Alister C. Anderson

Ida L. (Mrs Anderson