Aldon Junior Anderson

Aldon Junior Anderson
Born January 3, 1917
Salt Lake City
Died March 24, 1996
Alma mater University of Utah
Occupation lawyer, judge

Aldon Junior Anderson (January 3, 1917[1] March 24, 1996) was a United States federal judge.


Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Aldon J. and Minnie (Egan), Anderson received a B.A. from the University of Utah in 1939 and a J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law in 1943.[1] He was a Staff attorney of the Utah State Tax Commission from 1943 to 1945, and was then in private practice in Salt Lake City until 1957, also working as a Utah state district attorney from 1953 to 1957. He was a judge on the second district, Utah State District Court from 1957 to 1971.

On June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon nominated Anderson to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Utah vacated by Albert Sherman Christensen. Anderson was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 22, 1971, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1978–1984, assuming senior status on December 20, 1984. Anderson served in this capacity until his death in Salt Lake City.

Anderson was married to Virginia Weilenmann Anderson, who was a speech therapist involved heavily in helping the handicapped.[2]


  1. 1 2 "Anderson, Aldon J.". Who Was Who in America, 1993-1996, vol. 11. New Providence, N.J.: Marquis Who's Who. 1996. p. 6. ISBN 0837902258.
  2. Lee Benson, "How Zions Bank CEO Scott Anderson invests in his community", Deseret News, July 17, 2012


Legal offices
Preceded by
Albert Sherman Christensen
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
Succeeded by
David Sam
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