Archibald B. Anderson became acting president upon the death of Frederic Burk in 1924.

Anderson's interest in teaching began when he himself was a student at Santa Rosa High School, where Frederic Burk was principal. After graduating from the University of California in 1889, Anderson became a rural school principal, spent two years in the Philippines, and returned to become Superintendent of Schools in San Rafael -- the position he held when Burk invited him to join the San Francisco State faculty.

Anderson served as dean at SF State for twenty years, and as the school's second president until his death in 1927.


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