Robert B. Anderson obit_1989

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Death Elsewhere Robert B. Anderson NEW YORK - Robert B. Anderson, who was secretary of the Treasury under President Dwight D. Eisenhower but saw his later career beclouded by an income tax conviction, has died at the age of 79. Anderson, a native Texan who had lived in Manhattan in recent years, died Monday at New York Hospital. He entered the hospital July 25 suffering from cancer of the esophagus and died from complications following surgery, said his son, Gerald L. Anderson. As U.S. Treasury secretary from 1957 to 1961, Anderson was known for being conservative and putting a high priority on preserving the value of the dollar rather than cutting taxes or paying for additional outlays. It was on his recommendation that Eisenhower decided that the projected surplus for fiscal 1961 should be used to pay off some of the national debt rather than cutting taxes. After leaving government, Anderson was a limited partner in the New York-based investment banking firm of Loeb, Rhoades & Co. from 1961-73. He also held other directorships and posts in business and finance, and served as an economic adviser to the Sultan of Oman and as a lobbyist and consultant for the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church. Anderson pleaded guilty In U.S. District Court in Manhattan to income tax evasion in 1983 and 1984 and to operating an illegal offshore bank. In 1987, he was sentenced to a month in prison and five months' house arrest. He served his prison term In August 1987 and completed his house arrest in January 1988, authorities said. In January, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court disbarred Anderson, saying the illegal banking had been unconscionable. In sentencing Anderson to prison, Judge Edmund L. Palmieri also sentenced him to five years' probation and directed him to make restitution to victims of the bank operation who lost money on his advice. The judge said that he was aware Anderson had been hospitalized for alcoholism 10 times since 1981 and ordered him to enter a treatment program. Originally a Democrat, Anderson switched parties by 1956 and remained a Republican. As secretary of the Navy in 1953-54, and deputy secretary of Defense in 1954-55, he was known as a quiet and efficient administrator. Earlier, Anderson held several posts in Texas government. In addition to his son Gerald, Anderson is survived by another son, three grandchildren and two sisters. His wife, the former Ollie Mae Rawl-ings, died in 1987. Larkin Smith JACKSON, Miss. - Larkin Smith, 45, a former lawman and freshman Republican congressman from Mississippi's 6th District, was found dead Monday in the wreckage of a single-engine plane that crashed Sunday in south Mississippi. Smith's law enforcement career began in 1966 when he joined the Pearl River County Sheriffs Department. In 1977, Smith was appointed chief of police in Gulfport. Running as a reform candidate in 1983, he defeated incumbent Leroy Hobbs to take over the scandal-ridden Harrison County Sheriffs Department. Last November, Smith narrowly defeated state Sen. Gene Taylor for the seat held by fellow Republican Trent Lott, who ran successfully for the Senate. He won a seat on the House Judiciary Committee because of his law enforcement experience. Smith also sat on the House-Senate conference committee that drafted the final savings and loan bailout legislation. Deadline data The Statesman Journal regards weddings, anniversaries and engagements as news to be reported. Announcements will be published without charge. Forms are available at the Statesman Journal, 280 Church St. NE, Salem 97309. The Statesman Journal will run announcements as soon as possible after they are received. nvrrTie;rMrjT FUNERAL MEMORIAL QQ INFORMATION I I I Funeral Notices Grunt E. Olaoa Saturday, August 12, in Salem. Survlvnra include; anna, Larry, Seattle, WA; Gordon, Clackamas, Dirk. Portland: David. Coeur DAIene. ID; daughter. Charlene Rnriu. King Cove. Funeral Notices Wilbur Itly Goodnough Saturday. August 12. in Mount Angel. Late resident of Salem. Survivors Include: daughter. Sharon Crane. Kirk-land. WA: Dorothy Cushing, Folsnm. CA; aon. Don Patty, Gresham; sistef. Mrs. Funeral Notices Thomas F. Joyce Memorial services, Wednesday. August IB. 1989. 2:00 pm., BARHICK FtW.RAI, HOME, 205 Church St. SE. Interment. St. Mary's Cemetery. Oakland. CA. Contribution. Shrinera

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  1. Statesman Journal,
  2. 16 Aug 1989, Wed,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 16

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