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George W. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Biography

Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 11.05.34 AMGeorge W. Anderson
June 6, 1907 – March 8, 2002

George W. Anderson was born on a farm near Newton, Illinois on the 6th of June, 1907. He came from a family of five, all of whom were school teachers. His first job was at the age of eighteen in a county school of forty students with all grades (one through eight). After four years teaching he was given the job as principal of an elementary school, then the assistant principalship of a high school. After serving in the high school, he was the superintendent of a city school system.

His parents were always encouraging their children to be honest, productive and to strive for the top. He was an Eagle Scout, a Scout Master and thirty two degree Ancient Free and accepted Mason. He joined the Navy in 1942 and was promoted to the grade of Captain in sixteen and one half years. His last job after retiring from the Navy was teaching mathematics at the Pensacola Junior College. He loved working with children of all ages.

George was born within sight of his childhood Methodist Church and has been a member of this United Methodist Church in Pensacola since 1954. He was married to Donatta Jean Bishop for sixty one years before her death in 1992. They had one son, George Ray Anderson, who is a member of FUMC.

Recipients

1995 Julie Anderson
1996 Brandyn Gross
1998 David Jones
1999 Kyle Evans
2000 Allison Irvin
2001 Chase Cole
2002 Emily Rowe
2003 Claire Hemphill
2004 Alison Armstrong
2005 Tanner Hodges
2006 Zac Moore
2007 Tyler Forshee
2008 Tyler Forshee
2009 Liam Dunaway
2010 Katie Moore
2011 Julie Hermann
2013 Ali Rae Hunt
2014 Anna Del Gallo

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