Condolences to the Family of Lee Anderson

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Chattanooga icon,  Lee Stratton Anderson. Lee was well known for his conservative opinion articles in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He was honored for 70 years of service to the same newspaper at his retirement at the age of 86.

Deepest Sympathies,

Tony Sanders


Senator Bob Corker said, “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of an exceptional Tennessean and a Chattanooga icon. Lee Anderson’s impact on our city through his many roles at the paper, his civic service, and his passion for serving others, cannot be overstated. I am fortunate to have known him most of my adult life and will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with the Anderson family, his former colleagues at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and all those across our city and state who were touched by his life.”

Senator Lamar Alexander said, “I never knew a more principled or hardworking newspaperman than Lee Anderson. He was usually in his office at the Free Press at 4 a.m. pounding out conservative editorials. He was unfailingly polite and professional. It was a privilege to know him and to read his tightly written opinions. He made an enormous contribution to Chattanooga and to Tennessee.”

County Mayor Jim Coppinger said, “Lee Anderson served this region for decades, we deeply appreciate his community service. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”