Biography of David P. Anderson
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





David P. Anderson. - One of the recognized leading men of Columbus is David P. Anderson, who is associate manager of the central branch of the First Citizens Trust Company, and former treasurer of Franklin County. He was born at fronton, Ohio, August 27, 1889, the son of Charles W. and Mary (Watson) Anderson.

Charles W. Anderson is a native of Ironton, Ohio, the son of David P. Anderson. He has been a resident of Columbus since 1905 and is serving in the capacity of manager of the Weege Monumental Company. He is a Republican and a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are the parents of four children, of whom David P., the subject of this sketch, is the oldest.

David P. Anderson spent his boyhood at Ironton, Ohio, where he attended the public schools. He entered the employ of the First National Bank, Columbus, as a messenger boy in 1905 and remained with that institution continuously until 1916, at which time he enlisted in Company E, Second Ohio Infantry, for service on the Mexican Border. In 1917 he was mustered into Federal service as a captain of infantry and assigned to Company F, 145th Infantry, 37th Division. He was later transferred to Montgomery, Alabama, with that regiment. He was discharged in November, 1918. After his return to Columbus, Mr. Anderson became associated with the First Citizens Trust Company. In September, 1921, he became chief cashier in the Franklin County treasurer's office, and was elected to the office of county treasurer in November, 1924. Mr. Anderson was reelected to office in 1926, and filled the office of treasurer in a most satisfactory manner until September 5, 1929. He has since been identified with the First Citizens Trust Company as associate manager of the central branch.

In 1912 Mr. Anderson was united in marriage with Miss Lucile Reaser, the daughter of Alonzo and Flora (Lucas) Reaser, natives of Springfield, Ohio, and residents of Columbus. They have the following children: David P., Jr., Evelyn, Ruth, Jane, and Barbara.

Mr. Anderson is a Republican. He is a member of the Methodist Church, and has the following lodge and club affiliations: York Lodge No. 563, Free & Accepted Masons; York Chapter, R. A. M. No. 200; Columbus Council, R. & S. M. M. No. 8; York Commandry, D. T. No. 69; Scioto Consistory, 32nd degree; Ach-Bar Grotto, MOVPER; Aladdin Temple; Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, No. 37; Eagles Club; Loyal Order of Moose; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Past Commander of Lawrence Leaser Post No. 239, American Legion; "40 and 8" Society; charter member of Franklin Post No. 1, American Legion; 145th Veterans Association; Modern Woodmen of America; and Cooperative Luncheon Club.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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