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Donald Meredith Anderson, American bank executive.


Anderson, Donald Meredith was born on February 19, 1928 in Milan. Son of Meredith A. and Lydia (Helseth) Anderson.


Student, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1948. Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1950. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1952.

Postgraduate Graduate Banking School, University Wisconsin-Madison, 1967.


Factory representative Congoleum-Nairn, Inc., 1953-1956. Stockbroker J.M. Dain & Company, Minneapolis, 1956-1958. Vice president commercial lending and correspondent banking Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis, 1958-1969.

Vice president lending Santa Barbara National Bank, California, 1969-1971. President Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, 1971-1989, chairman, from 1989. Director General Telephone California, since 1976, member audit committee, since 1982.

Member regional advisory committee Comptroller of Currency, 1975-1976.


Board directors Blue Cross Southern California, since 1981. Board directors Mission council Boy Scouts American, since 1977, vice president 1977-1980, president 1985. Board directors Goleta Valley Hospital, since 1978, president, 1979-1980.

Member Industry Education Council, since 1975, chairman, since 1984. Trustee University California-Santa Barbara, since 1984. Member commander's advisory board Vandenberg Air Force Base, since 1978.

Member advisory board Visiting Nurses Association, since 1983. Past president board directors Trinity Lutheran Church, United Way. Board directors Santa Barbara Zoo, since 1985.

Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1952-1953. Member California Bankers Association (director since 1982, chair commercial lending committee 1977), Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce (vice president 1979, director 1972, 78–, Western Indiana Bankers Association (president 1985, secretary 1983, director since 1981), American Bankers Association (bank investments committee 1976-1979).


Married Christine Skorupa. 1 child, Karen.

Meredith A. Anderson

Lydia (Helseth) Anderson

Christine Skorupa

Karen Anderson