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William Lovett Anderson, USN (Anderson), Rear Admiral

Also Known As: "Bill", "Skipper"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Screven, GA, USA
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Albert Sydney Anderson; <private> Anderson, Sr.; Caroline Mary Etta Lovett Anderson and <private> Anderson
Husband of Frances Emily Lux Anderson; Marion Jeanette Gibson Anderson and Jeanie Gibson Anderson
Ex-husband of Frances Emily Snyder
Father of <private> Hickson (Anderson); Mary Cooper; <private> Cooper (Anderson) and <private> Cooper (Anderson)
Brother of Albert Sydney Anderson, Jr. and Charles Edison Anderson

Occupation: U.S. Naval Officer
Managed by: Mary Cooper
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About Rear Admiral William Anderson, USNavy

Rear Admiral William Lovett Anderson, USN

William Lovett Anderson was the second child of Albert Sydney Anderson, Sr. and Caroline Mary Etta Lovett Anderson of Millen, GA. He left high school in Millen prior to graduation in order to attend a military prep school to ready himself for attendance at the US Naval Academy. He graduated from the USNA in 1926 and went on to a distinguished career of 30 years as a Naval Officer. He received a Master's Degree in Engineering from the University of California. He was the first skipper of the USS Thresher, and his ship was damaged in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Upon retirement from the Navy in 1956, he took a position as Professor of Engineering (later Assistant Dean of Engineering) at the University of South Carolina. In 1968 he retired and moved to Lake Murray, Chapin, SC where he lived for 36 more years, enjoying his family, dogs and garden.

Admiral Anderson was first married to Frances Emily Lux, with whom he had two daughters. That marriage ended in divorce in 1949 while he was stationed in China. While there, he met Marion Jeanette (Jeanie) Gibson, to whom he was married in 1950. Following the death of their mother in an accident, his daughters lived with him and Jeanie in South Carolina, where he was first head of the Naval ROTC at the University of South Carolina and later Chief of Staff of the Sixth Naval District in Charleston.

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Rear Admiral William Anderson, USNavy's Timeline

1906
April 10, 1906
Screven, GA, USA
1922
June 1922
- June 1926
Age 16
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
1956
September 1956
- June 1968
Age 50
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
2004
November 27, 2004
Age 98