James Richard Anderson, 1919-1980

James Richard Anderson, 1919-1980 Vol. 21, No. 1, May 1981, pp. 1-9 JAMES RICHARD ANDERSON, 1919-1980 Morton D. Winsberg The untimely death of James Anderson on December 24, 1980 in Reston, Virginia at the age of 61 concluded a distinguished geographical career of 34 years. His life was mute testimony to the simple virtues acquired from a childhood in rural Indiana. A warm and open person, he greatly enjoyed conversation, especially about geography. He was generous of time both with his professional peers as well as his students. Field trips with him were enhanced by his profound knowledge of the rural landscape and a sensitivity to it acquired in his youth. His loyalty to his students was great, as theirs was to him, and he would go to great length to help them while in school or later. In his lifetime he held many elected and appointed offices in the Association of American Geographers and its Southeastern Division. At the time of his death he was vice president of the national association and the nominee for its presidency. Previously he had been elected to a three-year term as a national Councilor at Large. At various times he held chairmanships of the Association's http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southeastern Geographer University of North Carolina Press

James Richard Anderson, 1919-1980

Southeastern Geographer, Volume 21 (1) – Jul 3, 1981

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Vol. 21, No. 1, May 1981, pp. 1-9 JAMES RICHARD ANDERSON, 1919-1980 Morton D. Winsberg The untimely death of James Anderson on December 24, 1980 in Reston, Virginia at the age of 61 concluded a distinguished geographical career of 34 years. His life was mute testimony to the simple virtues acquired from a childhood in rural Indiana. A warm and open person, he greatly enjoyed conversation, especially about geography. He was generous of time both with his professional peers as well as his students. Field trips with him were enhanced by his profound knowledge of the rural landscape and a sensitivity to it acquired in his youth. His loyalty to his students was great, as theirs was to him, and he would go to great length to help them while in school or later. In his lifetime he held many elected and appointed offices in the Association of American Geographers and its Southeastern Division. At the time of his death he was vice president of the national association and the nominee for its presidency. Previously he had been elected to a three-year term as a national Councilor at Large. At various times he held chairmanships of the Association's

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Published: Jul 3, 1981

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