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Transcribed from: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol.
III, page 56, 1923.

ANDERSON, ROULHAC has made a brilliant record as a young attorney at Pensacola, where he has
been in practice for several years. His brother is general consul (sic) for the Flagler
interests at Jacksonville, and his family has been one of prominence in Florida for several

Mr. ANDERSON's grandfather, WILLIAM E. ANDERSON was born in Tennessee and served as a brigadier
general in the Confederate Army during the Civil war. He married FRANCIS (sic) ROULHAC, a
native of North Carolina. The maternal grandfather of the Pensacola attorney was ROBERT S.
HARGIS, a native of North Carolina. He married MODESTE SEIRRA, whose people were an old
Spanish family of Florida, dating from about 1775. The HARGIS is of Welsh ancestry and the
ANDERSONs were from Scotland.

ROULHAC ANDERSON was born at Pensacola, August 5, 1894, son of WARREN E. and CATHERINE (HARGIS)
ANDERSON. His mother is still living. Both parents were born in Florida, and WARREN ANDERSON
was one of the gifted physicians of that city and was a member of the County Board of Health
when he died in 1912. He was an earnest worker for the public welfare, and though not ambitious
for political honors, he served as chairman of the City Democratic Committee.

ROULHAC ANDERSON, who has never married, was educated in private schools, spent one year in
the Stetson University at DeLand, and studied law in his brother's office at Jacksonville.
He was admitted to the Florida bar in 1914 on examination at Tallahassee, and has since been
engaged in general practice at Pensacola. During the war he was assistant United States attorney
at Pensacola, and he has been assistant county solicitor since 1920. He and his mother still
occupy the old home in Pensacola. Mr. ANDERSON is a Catholic and is a member of the Sigma
Nu fraternity.

Transcribed by Nancy Rayburn

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