Oilman Robert O. Anderson

on August 24, 2008

Robert O. Anderson, one of the nation’s most prominent oilmen, was head of the Atlantic Richfield Co. and led the effort to discover oil in Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay, the largest oil field in North America. He also helped build the Alaska Pipeline. Anderson died at his home in Roswell (pop. 45,293) last December at age 90.

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