Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Charles Guyton Anderson III

Born: 1/29/1930

Died: 11/18/1998

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Charles Guyton Anderson III passed away November 18, 1998 at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where he was born 68 years ago on January 29, 1930 to Charles G. Anderson, Jr. and Maurine Freeman Anderson.

He was raised in Oklahoma City, graduating from Classen High School in 1948. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and continued his studies at Vanderbilt and Harvard before receiving his Ph.D at Georgetown University. He also studied at McGill in Montreal, Canada; Exeter College in Oxford, England and the Sorbonne in Paris, France. He earned a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His teaching career spanned 35 years in the Washington, D.C. area where he taught Latin and French.

Proficient in seven languages, Guyton was truly a citizen of the world, enjoying a great deal of travel, particularly in Europe where he had many friends.

A descendant of the Choctaw Chief, Pushmataha, he was proud of his Oklahoma heritage. He considered himself a sixth generation.