Harry Severin Anderson

Harry Severin Anderson

Death 13 Jul 1944 (aged 66)
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot Sec. 71, Niche 5, Tier 8
Memorial ID 32313493 · View Source
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Harry S. Anderson, creditably filling the position. of commissioner of public works of Oakland and prominently connected with mercantile interests of the city as the proprietor of a large carpet business, was born in Oakland, September 3, 1877, and has spent his entire life here. Following the completion of a public-school education he entered the carpet business with his father, S. Anderson, and has been connected with this line of work since that time. His present enterprise was established in the old Masonic Temple building, whence after three years it was removed to 1114 Broadway. There it remained for twelve years and at the end of that time was moved to its present location at No. 405 Thirteenth street. Mr. Anderson gives a great deal of his time and attention to the conduct of this concern and, thoroughly understanding the business in principle and detail, has met with gratifying and well deserved success. In 1911 he was elected commissioner of public works of Oakland, and he has since filled this important position, giving to the city a businesslike administration. He has charge of the construction work on the new two million dollar city hall, the development work on the water front, the construction of all new schoolhouses and full direction of all matters pertaining to wharves, docks and shipping, these being some of the most important enterprises within the control of the municipal government.

On the 23d of April, 1901, Mr. Anderson was united in marriage to Miss Edna Frances Camp of Oakland, and both are well and favorably known in social circles. Mr. Anderson is a stanch republican, and although this is his first elective office, he has been active in politics for some years past. He was secretary of the county republican central committee of Alameda county, secretary of the Seventh Ward Republican Club and of the last state republican committee's convention under the old regime, before the direct primary law went into effect. He is well known in fraternal circles, being a member of the Elks and all the branches of the Masonic order, besides holding membership in the Moose, the Owls, the Fraternal Brotherhood of America, the Royal Arcanum and other representative fraternities. He also enjoys the distinction of holding the position of "speaker of the senate" of the National Union, which is the third highest gift of the order in the United States. He is one of the most active men in the city in furthering the cause of athletics and is one of the directors of the Oakland Baseball Association. He is a man of energy, resource and capacity and whether in business, official or social relations holds the good-will and confidence of all who are associated with him.

Past & Present of Alameda County, California – Vol II, S. J. Clarke Publ. Co., 1914

p. 301

Transcribed by Kathy Sedler


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Severin Anderson (3 Sep 1877–13 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32313493, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Greg Anderson (contributor 47080695) .