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Robert Earle Anderson

naval architect , writer.

Robert Earle Anderson, American naval architect, writer. Fellow American Geography Society; member Princeton Engineering Association (ex-president), Society Colonial Wars, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Academy Political and Social Science, (associate) United States Naval Institute, Propeller.

Background

Anderson, Robert Earle was born on February 18, 1881 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Robert Morris and Frances (Baily) Anderson.

Education

C.E., Princeton University, 1903. Student naval architecture, U. Glasgow, 1903-1904.

Career

Began as naval architect, 1904. With United States Navy Department, Bureau Construction and Repair, 1904-1913. Assistant to managing director Lake Torpedo Boat Company, 1913-1914.

General manager Augusta-Savannah Navigation Company, 1914-1915. Successively assistant to general superintendent, industrial engineer, comptroller, treasurer, Vice-President in charge finance Winchester Repeating Arms Company, 1915-1924, also officer or director various subsidiaries and president Barney & Berry, Inc., secretary and treasurer Winchester Company Vice-President Simmons Hardware Company, comptroller, later general superintendent and treasurer R. Hoe & Company. New York City, 1924-1926.

Comptroller, later treasurer and in general charge contracts, business relations, etc., Elec. Research Products, Inc. and officer various subsidiary companies, 1927-1935. President Exhibitors Reliance Corporation.

Financial vice president Paramount Pictures, Inc., and officer various subsidiary companies, 1935-1936. In private consultant practice, 1937. Director finance United States Maritime Commission, 1938-1964.

Member of advisory board Columbus Circle Branch, Manufacturers Trust Company New York.

Works

  • Author: General Specifications for Building Ships of the United States Navy, 1908. The Merchant Marine and World Frontiers, 1945. Liberia, America’s African Friend, 1952.

    Numerous articles in technical and business periodicals. Inventor of cage mast used on United States battleships.

Membership

Fellow American Geography Society. Member Princeton Engineering Association (ex-president), Society Colonial Wars, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Academy Political and Social Science, (associate) United States Naval Institute, Propeller.

Connections

Married Emily Hays Farr, June 6, 1906. Children: Edith (Mistress.

father:
Robert Morris Anderson

mother:
Frances (Baily) Anderson

spouse:
Emily Hays Farr

child:
Edith (Mrs Anderson