Robert O. Anderson (Deceased) (1978)
Award Presented at The Plaza Hotel, New York City
Robert O. Anderson, founder and former Chairman of Atlantic Richfield Company, has been involved in the oil industry since 1939. Beginning with the start of his own oil company in 1941 and continuing until his current post as President of the Hondo Oil Company, Anderson has focused his attention on the problems of the co-existence of man's expanding technological energy needs with the consequent depletion of the earth's natural resources. In light of his dedicated commitment to environmental needs in a technological age, and because of his pragmatic and sensitive approach to the preservation of nature, Anderson was awarded the first Lindbergh Award.