Harry Anderson (1921-1996) was the City of Urbana's first African-American police officer.
He had two sons, Harrie Warren Anderson of Racine Wis, and Adlar Bryson Anderson of Gaithersburg, Md. gradaughter, Dierdre Anderson-Jenkins of Urbana; three sisters, Mary Edith Thomas of Phoenix, Ariz., Verna Martin of Rantoul and Frances Isom of Rockford; seven grandchildren ; and one great-grandchild.
He had four additional brothers and four additional sisters.
Mr. Anderson was a 1941 graduate of Urbana High School. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army. He retired as an operations supervisor at the Illini Union after working there for 18 years. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church, Champaign