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Philip Sidney Anderson, American lawyer. Bar: Arkansas 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966.


Anderson, Philip Sidney was born on May 9, 1935 in Little Rock. Son of Philip Sidney and Frances (Walt) Anderson.


Bachelor, University Arkansas, 1959. Bachelor of Laws, University Arkansas, 1959.


Associate Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, Little Rock, 1960—1965, partner, 1965—1988, Williams & Anderson PLC, Little Rock, 1988—2007, partner & senior counsel, since 2008. Lecturer Arkansas Law School, 1963—1966. Member committee on jury instructions Arkansas Supreme Court, 1962—1997.

Member panel for 8th circuit United States Circuit Judge Nominating Commission, 1978—1979. Member federal advisory committee United States Court Appeals 8th circuit, 1983—1988, co-chairman, 1987—1988. Board directors WEHCO Media, Inc., Arkansas Democratic-Gazette, Inc.

Second lieutenant United States Army, 1959-1960.


President Friends of Little Rock Public Library., 1968—1969, Little Rock Unlimited Progress, Inc., 1973—1974. Trustee Central Arkansas Library. Systems, 1981—1987, president, 1984.

Trustee George W. Donaghey Foundation, since 1976, president, 1979—1980. Fellow: American Academy Arts & Sciences, Arkansas Bar Foundation (president 1973-1974), American Bar Foundation. Member: American Bar Association (chair house of deals 1992-1994, president 1998-1999), American Law Institute (member council 1982—2010, member emeritus since 2011), Arkansas Bar Association (special award meritorious service), The Grolier Club of the City of New York.


Married Rosemary Gill Wright, September 26, 1959. Children: Sidney Walt Kenyon, Philip Wright, Catherine Gill Askew.