This collection contains the papers of Lockheed chairman Roy A. Anderson (1920-1982), documenting his career and life and
the early history of
Lockheed Corporation from the early 1900s into the 1990s. The collection is especially rich in photographic prints of early
Lockheed aircraft, employees, and customers.
Roy Arnold Anderson (1920-1982) was born on 15 December 1920 in Ripon, California. He was one of
six children born to Carl Gustav Anderson and Esther Marie Johnson, Swedish
immigrants. Anderson enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II and
worked in the Naval Intelligence Division in San Francisco. A certified public
accountant, Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1947 and Master of
Business Administration in 1949 from Stanford University where he was elected to Phi
Beta Kappa. He was called back into service during the Korean War and served in the
Naval Cost Inspection Service, assigned to Westinghouse Electric as a resident cost
inspector, where he also worked following the war as an accounting manager.
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