Former County Board Supervisor Lyman F. Anderson Passes Away

October 26, 2005
County Board Chair Kevin Kesterson 838-9518 Tim Saterfield 267-1529
County Board

The Dane County Board of Supervisors has learned of the passing last night, October 25, 2005, of former Dane County Supervisor Lyman F. Anderson, of the Town of Oregon. After serving on the Board for 28 years, he retired in April 2004. "No one was a greater friend to county government than Lyman, and he was a wonderful mentor and friend to many of us who have served on the Board over the years," said County Board Chair Kevin Kesterson. "Countless county staff and elected officials also fondly remember working with Lyman. It is hard to capture exactly how many lives he has touched over the course of his public life." Former Supervisor Anderson was a farmer who was active in town, county and state government for over forty-three years. He was first elected to the Oregon Town Board in 1961, where he served until 1974. Between 1975 and 1977, he represented the 47th Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Legislature. Anderson served on the Dane County Board of Supervisors for 28 years, from 1972 through 1976, and from 1980 until 2004. In his long tenure on the County Board, Supervisor Anderson served on innumerable committees, boards and commissions and attended countless meetings. Many of his committee assignments reflected his interest and dedication to agricultural, natural resource, and land use issues. In addition to Supervisor Anderson’s long service as both a member and chair of the Zoning and Natural Resources Committee, he also served on the Land Conservation Committee, the UW-Extension Committee, the Lakes and Watershed Commission the Comprehensive Planning Steering Committee, the Greenspace Committee, and the Park Commission. In addition, Supervisor Anderson was a member of the Henry Vilas Zoo Commission, the Executive Committee and Ways and Means Committee, the Highway and Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee. He was also a long time member of the Dane County Fair Board. Funeral arrangements are pending.