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Robert Palmer Anderson, American judge. Decorated Bronze Star medal; Order British Empire. Member State Bar Examining Committee, 1936-1954; member Connecticut Senate, 1947-1948.; Served as commander United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1945, captain Reserve, 1955-1978.; Fellow Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University; Member Marine History Association (trustee).

Background

Anderson, Robert Palmer was born on March 27, 1906 in Noank, Connecticut, United States. Son of Arthur Pickett and Jessie Palmer (Ashby) Anderson.

Education

Graduate Phillips (Andover) Academy, 1923. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1927, Bachelor of Laws, 1929.

Career

Bar, 1929; public defender New London County, Connecticut, 1936-1947, states attorney, 1947-1953. Judge Superior Court, State Connecticut, 1953-1954. Judge The United States of America District Court, Connecticut, 1954-1960, chief judge, 1960-1964.

Judge The United States of America Court Appeals, 2d circuit, New York City, 1964-1971, senior judge, 1971-1978. Judge Temporary Emergency Court Appeals, 1972-1978.

Membership

Member State Bar Examining Committee, 1936-1954. Member Connecticut Senate, 1947-1948. Served as commander United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1945, captain Reserve, 1955-1978.

Fellow Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University. Member Marine History Association (trustee).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Paffard, January 5, 1935. Children: Robert Palmer, Frederic P. Admitted to Connecticut.

father:
Arthur Pickett Anderson

mother:
Jessie Palmer (Ashby) Anderson

spouse:
Elizabeth Paffard

children:
Robert Palmer Anderson

Frederic P. Admitted to Conn Anderson