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manufacturing company executive

Robert Anderson was American manufacturing company executive. Named Executive of Year National Management Association, 1980.


Anderson, Robert was born on November 2, 1920 in Columbus, Nebraska, United States. Son of Robert and Lillian (Devlin) Anderson.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 1943. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Colorado State University, 1966. Master Automotive Engineering, Chrysler Institute Engineering, 1948.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Nebraska, 1985. Juris Doctor (honorary), Pepperdine University, 1986. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Milwaukee School Engineering, 1987.


With Chrysler Corporation, 1946-1968, vice president corporation, general manager Chrysler-Plymouth div., 1965-1967. With Rockwell International, 1968-1993, president commercial products group, 1968-1969, vice president corporation, 1968-1969, executive vice president, 1969-1970, president, chief operating officer, 1970-1974, president, 1974-1979, Chief Executive Officer, 1974-1988, chairman, 1979-1988, chairman executive committee, 1988-1990, chairman emeritus, 1990—2006. Board directors Timken Company, Canton, Ohio, Optical Data Systems, Richardson, Texas, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah, Georgia.


Trustee California Institute of Technology. Chairman business-higher education forum American Council on Education, 1982-1984. Chairman We. Highway Institute, 1983-1984.

Trustee, board visitors John E. Anderson Graduate School Management University of California at Los Angeles. Captain Field Artillery, United States Army, 1943-1946. Member Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Nu.


Married Constance Dahlun Severy, October 2, 1942 (div.). Children: Robert, Kathleen D. Married Diane Clark Lowe, November 2, 1973.

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Lillian (Devlin) Anderson

Constance Dahlun Severy

Diane Clark Lowe

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Kathleen D Anderson