- The Washington Times - Saturday, May 14, 2005

Carl Arvid Anderson, a former insurance executive in the District, died April 14 at Fishermen’s Hospital in Marathon, Fla. He was 91.

Born May 16, 1913, in West New York, N.J., he grew up in Connecticut and western Massachusetts. After graduating from Yale University in 1936 with a degree in economics, he began a 41-year career in the insurance industry at the Aetna Insurance Co.

In 1941, he joined the Victor O. Schinnerer Insurance Brokerage Firm in the District, where he developed and specialized in professional liability claims insurance for architects and engineers.

When the Schinnerer firm merged with Marsh and McLennan Cos., he became executive vice president, retiring in 1977. He was a past president of the District of Columbia Insurance Agents Association.

He served during World War II as a communications officer on the USS Gilligan in the Pacific war zone, where Japanese kamikaze planes attacked the ship in the Lingayen Gulf, and three Japanese torpedo planes bombed the ship in LeShima.

After being honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946 as a lieutenant, he was a member of the Destroyer-Escort Association for many years.

From 1975 to 1995, he spent winters in St. Barthelemy, French West Indies, where he built and owned his own home. He was actively involved in and helped organize the restoration of St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church.

He enjoyed golf, fishing, boating and traveling. For more than 50 years, he was a member of the Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase and the University Club in the District. In Florida, he belonged to the Marathon Yacht Club.

In the District, he was an active member of the Kiwanis Club. He also served as president for two terms of the Yale Club, as well as president of Washington Building Congress and a director of the McLachlen National Bank.

He was included in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry in 1977 and 1978.

A strong advocate of education, he established scholarship trust funds at Yale University and Denison University to assist students pursuing advanced economics research.

He is survived by his wife, Rita, of Bethesda and Key Colony Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara Anderson of Glencoe, Ill.; a son, Philip Scholl Anderson of Cabin John; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. May 28 at the National Cathedral. Contributions may be made to the Children’s Home, 60 Hicksville Road, Cromwell, CT 96416.

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