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diversified company executive

Warren M. Anderson, American diversified company executive. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945. Member American Chemical Society, Society Chemical Industry, American Bar Association.

Background

ANDERSON, Warren was born on November 29, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of John M. and Ida Peterson Anderson.

Education

AB, Colgate University, 1942. Bachelor of Laws, Western Reserve University, 1956.

Career

The took place in a plant belonging to Union Carbide's (UCC) Indian subsidiary, Union Carbide India Limited, in the city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India during 1984. Thousands of people died and thousands more were injured in the disaster. As the UCC CEO, Anderson was charged with manslaughter by Indian authorities.

He flew to India and was promptly placed in custody by Indian authorities but was allowed to leave India. He was declared a fugitive from justice by the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal on February 1, 1992, for failing to appear at the court hearings in a culpable homicide case. A formal extradition request was issued in 2003.

The United States declined to extradite him citing a lack of evidence. The chief judicial magistrate of Bhopal issued an arrest warrant for Anderson on July 31, 2009. In August 2009, a UCC spokesperson said Union Carbide had no role in operating the plant at the time as the factory was owned, managed and operated by employees of Union Carbide India Limited.

Eight former senior employees of the subsidiary were found guilty on June 7, 2010. After these convictions, a UCC spokesperson said, "All the appropriate people from UCIL – officers and those who actually ran the plant on a daily basis – have appeared to face charges.".

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945. Member American Chemical Society, Society Chemical Industry, American Bar Association.

Connections

Married Lillian K. Christensen, February 22, 1947.

father:
John M. Anderson

mother:
Ida M. (Peterson) Anderson

spouse:
Lillian K. Christensen