Died aged c.86
Robert Anderson, born in 1912, first came to Hollywood in 1923, two years before the city was incorporated. During the Depression, he served as the deputy clerk for the city. During World War II, he served as comptroller of the Hollywood Beach Hotel that housed the Naval Training School and received a commendation from the U.S. Navy for his contribution to the war effort. In the 1950s he co-founded the Bank of Hollywood, of which he later became president and director. From 1966 to 1971 he served as a City of Hollywood commissioner and vice mayor. In 1986 the Broward County Board of Commissioners and the Historical Commission recognized him as a Modern Pioneer. In 1991, the City of Hollywood established the Cathy and Bob Anderson Park. Robert Anderson died in 1998.