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George Ross Anderson,, American federal judge. Bar: South Carolina 1954. Recipient War Horse award Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 1990, District Judicial Service award The Civil Justice Foundation, American Trial Lawyers Association, 1997, Ernest F. Hollings Public Service award, 2002, Order of the Palmetto award, 2002; named for Federal Building Courthouse in Anderson, South Carolina, 2002.


Anderson,, George Ross was born on January 29, 1929 in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. Son of George Ross and Eva Mae (Pooler) Anderson.


B.Comml. Science, Southeastern University, 1949. Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, University South Carolina, 1954.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University South Carolina, 1984. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Anderson College, 1998.


Member identification division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, 1945-1947;clerk to, United States Senator Olin D. Johnston, Washington, 1947-1951;clerk to, United States Senator Olin D. Johnston, Columbia, South Carolina., 1953-1954;individual practice law, Anderson, South Carolina., 1954-1979;United States district judge, District Court of South Carolina., Anderson, since 1980.


Communion and Water Baptism are symbolic acts of obedience to the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament.


Christians should exercise vigorously their responsibilities to participate in the political process by registering to vote, educating themselves about the issues, and voting according to their biblical beliefs, convictions, and values.


It is important to experience of God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.


Board directors Salvation Army, 1968, Young Men’s Christian Association, 1968-1979, Anderson Youth Association, 1978-1980. Served with United States Air Force, 1951-1952. Fellow International Academy Trial Lawyers (director 1979-1981), International Society Barristers.

Member South Carolina Bar Association (director 1977-1980, past circuit vice president), Association Trial Lawyers American (board governors 1969-1971), South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (vice president 1970-1971, president 1971-1972, Outstanding Trial Judge of Year 1984), honorary doctor of Laws, University South Carolina, 1984, board directors, Federal Judges Association, 1993-1997.


Married Dorothy M. Downie, December 2, 1951. 1 son, G. Ross.