Anderson, Oscar E.

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Oscar Anderson started working at Ford Motor Company in 1926 as captain of the company's newly constructed ore carrier, M/S Henry Ford II. Within a year, he was named Marine Superintendent responsible for the daily operations of the growing Ford fleet of ore boats, barges, and tugs. In addition to the company fleet, Anderson oversaw the construction, fitting, and launching of Edsel Ford's 125-foot yacht, the Onika, built in 1930 by Pusey & Jones in Wilmington, Delaware. Anderson was responsible for the yacht's operations including hiring crew, payroll, supplies, maintenance, and repair. He left Ford Motor Company in 1946.

From the description of Oscar Anderson papers, 1930-1940. (The Henry Ford). WorldCat record id: 132718382

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creatorOf Anderson, Oscar. Oscar Anderson papers, 1930-1940. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
creatorOf Anderson, Oscar. Sixtieth anniversary report of the First Baptist Church of Fergus Falls, Minn. (formerly known as the First Swedish Baptist Church) 1870 to 1930 A.D., 1930. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf [Oscar Edward Anderson, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
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associatedWith First Baptist Church (Fergus Falls, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith First Swedish Baptist Church (Fergus Falls, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Minnesota--Otter Tail County
Fergus Falls (Minn.)
Boats and boating--Maintenance and repair
Onika (Ship)


Birth 1918



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SNAC ID: 18911418