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Anderson, William Pope (1874-1951) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Name: Anderson, William Pope (1874-1951)
Variant Name: William P. Anderson

Historical Note: Born to a prominent Cincinnati family, Anderson was named for his father (1840-1897), who served in the 6th Ohio and was wounded at Shiloh.  The son became a civil engineer and enlisted in 1917 at the outbreak of war but was rejected for poor eyesight.  In September, he was recalled and commissioned as captain, Engineer Reserve Corps.  After the war, Anderson founded the Ferro Concrete Construction Company in Cincinnati, and pioneered in the use of reinforced concrete for construction.
Sources: Internal diary evidence; online genealogical sources; New York Times obituary, February 27, 1951.
Note Author: Aaron M. Lisec

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