Economist and Policy Analyst Martin Anderson died on 3 January 2015 during his sleep at his home in Portola Valley, California. He was 78.
Anderson was a top domestic policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan.
• Born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1936, he earned a Ph.D. in industrial management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962.
• Anderson taught finance at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University from 1962 to 1968.
• In 1967, he began advising presidential candidate Richard Nixon on domestic policy and especially on ending the military draft and moving to an all-volunteer armed force.
• Anderson also served in the administrations of Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
• Anderson resigned from the Reagan administration in 1982, but remained a staunch defender of the president’s legacy and policies.
• Anderson’s first book was The Federal Bulldozer: A Critical Analysis of Urban Renewal.
• Anderson co-edited several collections of Reagan’s writings including Reagan, In His Own Hand and Reagan- A Life in Letters.
• His final book co-written with his wife and titled Ronald Reagan: Decisions of Greatness will be published by the Hoover Institution Press in February 2015.