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Philip S. Anderson, Jr. is an American lawyer.

Anderson lived in Oak Ridge, Tennessee from his second-grade year through his junior year of high school. His father, an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was responsible for housing at Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project; his mother was active in the Oak Ridge community’s social life.

After graduating from high school in Arkansas, Anderson attended the University of Arkansas and went on to become a lawyer in Little Rock. He was a founding partner of Williams & Anderson and is now senior counsel to the firm. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Arkansas Law Review, and was president of the American Bar Association in 1998-1999. He continues to maintain an active practice.

In 2013, Mr. Anderson received the Outstanding Service Award from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.  The award is presented “a fellow who has, in his professional career, adhered for more than thirty years to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and to the service of the public.” He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.



Young Philip S. Anderson, Jr.

Philip S. Anderson, Jr. in 2nd grade class, Omaha, NE, 1942

Anderson's Boy Scout Uniform with Atomic patch

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