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Anderson, William Robert

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 2007 AD

1921 – Born on June 17th in Humphreys County, Tennessee. American naval officer and politician.

1942 – Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis.

1943 – Married to Yvonne Etzel on June 10th.

1957 – He became commanding officer of the USS Nautilus, the first atomics submarine.

         – Captain Anderson took command of the Nautilus, which shared the name of the submarine in the celebrated Jules Verne novel "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea".

1958 – He navigated the Nautilus underneath the North Pole, the first vessel to do so.

1959 – Wrote his memoir Nautilus 90 North with Clay Blair, Jr.

1962 – Anderson was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Tennessee.

1964 – Captain Anderson was elected to the U.S. Congress and represented Tennessee’s 6th District as a Democrat for four terms.

1973 – Chairman of the Member of the Board of Digital Management Corporation.

1980 – He entered the business world and co-founded the Public Office Corporation, Washington, D.C.

         – Married to Patricia Walters.

2007 – Died of kidney failure on February 25th in Leesburg, Virginia.