Ralph E. Anderson ’52 of San Antonio died on August 6, 2010. Ralph was born in 1930 in Richmond, Ill., and attended Richmond-Burton High School. A member of the Blue Key International Honor Society, he graduated from Mines with a professional degree in petroleum refining engineering before embarking on a 41-year career with Amoco. His first job was for Amoco’s Research & Development Department in Whiting, Ind., after which he moved into marketing and refining. He held positions in Chicago, New York, Australia, Singapore, London, Zaire, Iran, Taiwan and Papua New Guinea. In 1993, Ralph retired as president of Amoco Chemicals Far East, having previously served as general manager of mining for Amoco Corporation, president of China American Petrochemical Company (an international business venture of Amoco) and vice president of administration for Amoco Minerals Company. In his retirement he enjoyed oil painting, woodworking, gardening, golf and fly fishing. Ralph is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Douglas; two daughters, Christine and Ardella; and five grandchildren.
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