Sam H. Anderson is a native of Kingsport. After graduating from Dobyns-Bennett in 1945, he spent 26 months in the Navy
during World War II
with 20 months over-seas. After his return home from the Navy, he attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
and was a member and officer of Lambda Chi Alpha
fraternity and a member of UT's Nahhelahi Board.
During his high school, college and full time after college, Sam worked for Latimer-Looney Chevrolet
for seven years. Next he spend eight years as president of Tennessee Iron and Metal Company in Kingsport. Now it was time to change direction and he founded Anderson-Ford, Inc. where he served as president for 25 years.
Over the years, Sam has been very active in his church as has severed several terms on the First Presbyterian Church
Session as a Ruling Elder and chaired a successful $3 million fundraising drive for the First Presbyterian Church addition. He has served as president of Holston Presbytery Camp
at Banner Elk
in North Carolina.
In Kingsport, Sam is well-known and respected. He has been very active in every organization in which he participates. He has been the first vice-president and on the board of the Kingsport Merchant's Association
; board member and past vice-president of Holston Valley
Community Hospital Foundation board and with his wife, DeLois, stated the Three Star Gala which has raised $6.5 million for the Hospital Foundation. For 12 years, he and DeLois served on the Foundation Underwriting Committee.
After all the accomplishments in his life, Sam still finds time to travel, play tennis, go boating and of course, read.