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Dillon Anderson, American lawyer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Ribbon.


Anderson, Dillon was born on July 14, 1906 in McKinney, Texas, United States. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Dillon) Anderson.


Bachelor of Science, University Oklahoma, 1928. Bachelor of Laws, Yale, 1929. Doctor of Laws,Texas Christian U., 1954, Allegheny College, 1956.


Admitted to Texas bar, 1929. With firm Baker and Botts, (formerly Baker, Botts, Parker & Garwood), Houston, from 1929, partner from 1940. Special assistant to President United States for nat. security affairs, 1955-1956.

Director Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Champion International, also Federal Department Stores, Inc., Monsanto Company. Consultant National Security council, 1953-1960. Trustee Schlumberger Foundation, Foley Foundation, Carnegie Endowment International Peace, The Brookings Institution.


  • Other Work

    • Author: I and Claudie, 1951. Claudie’s Kinfolks, 1954. The Billingsley Papers, 1961.


Member of the United States delegation to Summit Conference at Geneva, 1955. Served to colonel United States Army, 1942-1945. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Member Council Foreign Relations, Inc., Foreign Policy Association (director) 1966-1972), World Affairs Council Houston (advisory board), Houston Committee Foreign Relations (president 1950-1951), American Bar Association, American Law Institute (council), Texas Institute Letters, Texas Philosophical Society (president 1973). Clubs: Houston Country (president, director 1948-1949), Eagle Lake Rod and Gun (Houston).


Married Lena Carter Carroll, May 30, 1931. Children: Susan (Mistress.

Joseph Anderson

Elizabeth (Dillon) Anderson

Lena Carter Carroll

Susan (Mrs Anderson