About the Author

Meet R. J. Anderson

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Ruth J. Anderson was born in Georgetown, Wash., D.C. She served with several Congressional and cabinet-level officials for over 25 years, including the Federal Communication Commission; Senator Richard Russell, Senate Commerce Committee, Secretary of Commerce, and Postmaster General. Upon the recommendations of Sen. Henry Jackson and Judge Roy Morgan, in 1977, Ruth joined the AEC and then U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as Editorial Assistant and Research Specialist. She was President of the Federally Employed Women, Inc, SMC, which represented 750,000 Federal employees. She was selected for the World’s Who’s Who of Women in Cambridge, England. In 1977 she was honored to be the first woman to receive the Silver Medal at the U.S. NRC. She was a member of New York Academy of Sciences; the Society of Women Engineers; and the Federal Women’s Interagency Bd. Cong. Lindy Boggs, a member of the oversite committee, and later Ambassador to the Vatican, was her friend and mentor. Ruth now resides in Florida.