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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2011
A funeral service for John E. Anderson, a billionaire businessman, philanthropist and namesake of UCLA's graduate school of management, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Westwood United Methodist Church, 10497 Wilshire Blvd. He died Friday at 93.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2011
A funeral service for John E. Anderson, a billionaire businessman, philanthropist and namesake of UCLA's graduate school of management, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Westwood United Methodist Church, 10497 Wilshire Blvd. He died Friday at 93.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1987 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
John E. Anderson, a Los Angeles attorney and entrepreneur who built a private industrial empire with little public visibility, Friday gave $15 million to the UCLA Graduate School of Management--the largest gift by an individual ever received by the University of California. In recognition, the school will be renamed the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, J. Clayburn LaForce, dean of the school, told a press conference attended by Anderson, a UCLA alumnus, and his wife, Marion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
John E. Anderson, a Bel-Air billionaire businessman and philanthropist who founded Topa Equities Ltd. and was the namesake of UCLA's graduate school of management, died Friday morning. He was 93. Anderson died of pneumonia at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a family spokesperson said. A self-made man whose net worth of $2.4 billion placed him at No. 153 on the 2010 Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, Anderson was the founder, president and chief executive of the privately owned Topa Equities Ltd. The Century City-headquartered holding company owns 33 subsidiaries involved in insurance, real estate, financial services, wholesale beverage distribution, automobile dealerships and manufacturing.
BUSINESS
November 16, 1988 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, Times Staff Writer
Millionaire businessman John E. Anderson offered Tuesday to buy 1st Business Bank of Los Angeles for about $89 million in cash in a transaction that would turn the publicly held bank into a private concern. Anderson, a former director of the bank, offered $27 a share in cash for all outstanding stock. The stock is priced at about $21.50 on the over-the-counter market. The purchase price would be three times the book value of the bank--essentially assets minus liabilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the State Board of Education said Friday that UCLA's controversial plan to move its on-campus laboratory elementary school to Santa Monica results from an "ego trip" by Los Angeles attorney and businessman John E. Anderson. Anderson has given the university $15 million to build a new Graduate School of Management on the lab school site on Sunset Boulevard. Board President Joseph D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
John E. Anderson, a Bel-Air billionaire businessman and philanthropist who founded Topa Equities Ltd. and was the namesake of UCLA's graduate school of management, died Friday morning. He was 93. Anderson died of pneumonia at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a family spokesperson said. A self-made man whose net worth of $2.4 billion placed him at No. 153 on the 2010 Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, Anderson was the founder, president and chief executive of the privately owned Topa Equities Ltd. The Century City-headquartered holding company owns 33 subsidiaries involved in insurance, real estate, financial services, wholesale beverage distribution, automobile dealerships and manufacturing.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1987 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
When John E. Anderson visited China a few years ago, he saw thousands of women wearing colorful nylon hats with wide brims. He especially liked the hats because they folded up compactly, so the attorney and entrepreneur made arrangements to import them to the United States. But when he returned home to Los Angeles, Anderson, an avid mail-order shopper, discovered Bloomingdale's had beat him to the idea--the New York retail chain featured the hats in one of its mail-order catalogues.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1987
Alfred E. Osborne was named a director at Nordstrom Inc., Seattle. Osborne is an associate professor of business economics and director of the entrepreneurial studies program in the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the State Board of Education said Friday that UCLA's controversial plan to move its on-campus laboratory elementary school to Santa Monica results from an "ego trip" by Los Angeles attorney and businessman John E. Anderson. Anderson has given the university $15 million to build a new Graduate School of Management on the lab school site on Sunset Boulevard. Board President Joseph D.
BUSINESS
November 16, 1988 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, Times Staff Writer
Millionaire businessman John E. Anderson offered Tuesday to buy 1st Business Bank of Los Angeles for about $89 million in cash in a transaction that would turn the publicly held bank into a private concern. Anderson, a former director of the bank, offered $27 a share in cash for all outstanding stock. The stock is priced at about $21.50 on the over-the-counter market. The purchase price would be three times the book value of the bank--essentially assets minus liabilities.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1987 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
When John E. Anderson visited China a few years ago, he saw thousands of women wearing colorful nylon hats with wide brims. He especially liked the hats because they folded up compactly, so the attorney and entrepreneur made arrangements to import them to the United States. But when he returned home to Los Angeles, Anderson, an avid mail-order shopper, discovered Bloomingdale's had beat him to the idea--the New York retail chain featured the hats in one of its mail-order catalogues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1987 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
John E. Anderson, a Los Angeles attorney and entrepreneur who built a private industrial empire with little public visibility, Friday gave $15 million to the UCLA Graduate School of Management--the largest gift by an individual ever received by the University of California. In recognition, the school will be renamed the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, J. Clayburn LaForce, dean of the school, told a press conference attended by Anderson, a UCLA alumnus, and his wife, Marion.
REAL ESTATE
March 13, 1988
Henry N. Cobb, one of the three founding principals of I. M. Pei & Partners, will design the planned $67,234,000 John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management complex at UCLA.
NEWS
October 15, 1987
E. K. Paine, a businessman from Birmingham, Ala., has donated $500,000 to establish the Paine Chair in Management at the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. Paine, a UCLA graduate, is president and chief executive of Amerex Corp., which manufactures commercial and industrial fire extinguishers.
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