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N. O. Anderson, chief equipment man for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company and one of that concern's most trusted and valued employees at Phoneton, was born at Mount Vernon, Knox county, Ohio, November 7, 1889, a son of John H. and Alice B. (Bell) Anderson. Mr. Anderson secured a high school education at Mount Vernon and after spending one year at Western Reserve College, Cleveland, applied himself to the study of medicine, devoting two years to this calling at the Ohio Medical College, Columbus. Upon leaving that institution, however, he did not take up medical practice but accepted a position in the draughting department of the C. & G. Cooper Company, engine works, where he remained for nine months. Subsequently for six years he was with the Mount Vernon Telephone Company and for one year with the Central Union Telephone Company at Columbus. In November, 1909, Mr. Anderson joined the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, at Phoneton, and his career here has been one of constant advancement, his post as chief equipment man being one that carries with it innumerable responsibilities. Mr. Anderson is accounted one of the most practical and thoroughly-informed men in his special line of work and has the full confidence of his superiors and the esteem and friendship of his fellow-workers. Mr. Anderson married Cecil V., daughter of Edward J. and Mary MacDonald, of Toledo. Mr. Anderson has always discharged the duties of citizenship in a public- spirited manner, and during the war period was untiring in his efforts to raise funds at the plant of the company and elsewhere. Fraternally, he is affiliated with Tippecanoe Lodge, No. 174, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of which he is past master and in which he has numerous friends. While his employment is at Phoneton, his residence is at Tippecanoe City, where be and Mrs. Anderson have a pleasant and comfortable home.

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