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Robert O. Anderson

Atlantic Richfield Company

1965 - 1982

Utilities & Energy

1960 b. 1917
UndergraduateUniversity of Chicago
Born-Died1917 - 2007
BirthplaceIllinois (IL)
FatherExecutive, Low-/Mid-Level
Era - 1960

Anderson parlayed a small oil business in New Mexico into one of the largest and most successful oil businesses in the United States. From 1966 to 1982, through acquisitions and strategic diversification, Anderson grew revenues 20-fold (from $1 billion to over $20 billion). During his tenure, ARCO discovered and developed the largest oil field in North America.