William Anderson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1942 and served in thenbsp; United States Navy from 1957 to 1962. He participated innbsp;11 submarine combat patrols in the Pacific andnbsp;was awarded the Bronze Star and other combat awards. Anderson was the commanding officer of the Nautilus , the first atomic submarine, from 1957 to 1959nbsp;nbsp;and made the first transpolar voyage under ice. He alsonbsp; served as assistant to Vice Admiral H. G. Rickover; was a consultant to President Kennedy for the National Service Corps, 1963; and was elected to Congress. Before his death in 2007, he was a resident of Alexandria, Virginia.