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Anderson, Graydon Keith Dr. Graydon K. Anderson, born in Platte, SD, November 10, 1915, passed away peacefully at his home in San Diego on March 10, 2013. After graduating from Platte High School with honors, Graydon attended his first year of college on a football scholarship. During the Depression, his father lost his businesses and the family relocated to Salem, OR. When WWII broke out, Graydon joined the Navy as an Ensign advancing to the rank of Lieutenant. In the battle of Minadoro, his LST was hit and sunk by Kamikazes. As a survivor, he was returned to duty at the port of Miami where he meet his future wife Lieutenant Florence Babcock. At the end of the war, the couple moved to the University of Wisconsin where Graydon earned his PHD. In 1949, Graydon excepted a position at SDSU where he taught Economics for 30 years, and served as chair of the department. In 1963, he wrote a book on the economic consequences of the construction of a deep water port to the city of Ensenada Baja Ca., and the republic of Mexico. The Anderson family enjoyed many wonderful vacations in Baja and in retirement Graydon and Florence traveled extensively in Europe. To those who knew him, Graydon will be remembered as a person of great integrity, intellect, and kindness. His wife Florence preceded him in death. He is survived by his children, Graydon Scott, Kristine Adele, and Norman Babcock, his wife Phyllis, and children Francine and Carl.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Mar. 24, 2013
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