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Cecil Anderson, former treasurer, dies at age 90

SoVaNow.com / December 27, 2012
“He knew everybody and everybody knew him.” That’s how Halifax County Treasurer Linda Foster described her former boss, Walter Claude “Cecil” Anderson, who died on Christmas Day at age 90.

Anderson served as Halifax County Treasurer for 20 years, taking over in mid-1965 when the previous holder of the office, Robert Bagwell, retired.

“I don’t know exactly when he started work in the Treasurer’s Office, but I’m sure he had been there for a number of years before taking over from Mr. Bagwell,” Foster said.

In July 1985 Anderson stepped down, leaving Foster to take his place.

“He was a very good boss and was a very likeable person,” Foster said, noting that Anderson trained her well to prepare for the job.

She also credits him with being among the best politicians she has ever known. “He just liked people,” she said.

Anderson, a World War II Army veteran with Company F, 82nd Airborne, was active in community organizations and was very interested in local history, but he suffered a stroke in August that cut short much of his local involvement.

A funeral for Mr. Anderson is set for Saturday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Powell Funeral Home Chapel in South Boston.

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