Robert Orville Anderson

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Birthday
13, 1917
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Dec 2, 2007 (90)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
13, 1917
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Dec 2, 2007 (90)

About

Founder of Atlantic Richfield Oil Co. and former CEO of ARCO who helped the oil company become one of the largest in the United States.

Before Fame

He and his brothers bought their first oil refinery in 1941.

Trivia

He contributed millions to Harper's Magazine, The Observer, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as a philanthropist.

Family Life

He and his wife Barbara Phelps had seven children: Katherine, Maria, Julia, Beverly, Barbara, Phelps, and Robert.

Associated With

He was one of the 20th century's most successful oil entrepreneurs, much like Max Fisher.